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Lem Burnham, PhD

Board Member

I have always been a team player, and bringing that ingrained value with me to Deborah’s Board, combined with my background in psychology and business, affords me an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution working with the Hospital’s leadership. I am excited to be involved with an organization that has such a noble and altruistic history, and am looking forward to supporting Deborah’s mission of medical excellence well into the future.

Lem Burnham, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Wilmington University. He has had distinguished careers in a number of fields, including a professional football career that saw him on the field with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Hawaiians, the Washington Redskins, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and the Philadelphia Eagles; and military service in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam where he received numerous citations and service medals.

Lem holds a PhD in Psychology from Temple University, an MS in Counseling Psychology from Bemidji State University; and a BA in Psychology from U.S. International University. He is a diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association and the American Board of Psychological Specialties; is Board Certified in Psychological Assessment, Evaluation and Testing, and Substance Abuse Psychology; and holds numerous professional memberships. As an educator, he has blended his varied skills to provide executive support for non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as creating considerable training and programming support to the NFL — including creating their Rookie Symposium and serving various stints as team psychologist.  He is the author of Personality in Groups: Group Relevant Personality and Sociometric Status (Doctoral Dissertation), and Beyond X’s and O’s – NFL Publication for Coaches, and holds an appointment to the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.

Quick Facts
  • Likes constantly learning and time spent watching sports with his family and friends.

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