John Roll, WSU Spokane’s vice chancellor for academic affairs and research, was recently awarded the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for leadership from Washington State University.

The video above introduces you to Roll and his – ahem – role at WSU Spokane.

Roll is also the interim vice dean for research in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. His research background centers on psychology, and his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are all in psychology.

Roll is the founding director for WSU’s Program of Excellence in Addictions Research (PEAR) in the College of Nursing. His addictions research was part of a talk he gave in Pullman recently on how society can treat drug addicts with rewards, rather than punishment.

There is more to Roll and his academic background. Read his bio here.