Dr. Mossman joined the College of Law in June 2005 after having been an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law for more than a decade. In July 2008, he rejoined the Department of Psychiatry at the UC College of Medicine (having left in 1993), where he is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Forensic Psychiatry Training. From 1993 until 2008, he was Professor and Director of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Dr. Mossman's academic activities include teaching physicians, law students, and attorneys about the interface between psychiatry and the law. In his clinical practice, Dr. Mossman treats adults and children and performs evaluations that are used in legal proceedings. In May 2008, he received the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association for his outstanding contributions to the literature in forensic psychiatry. He also is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, a former councilor of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, and past-president of the Midwest Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
In addition to his regular teaching responsibilities, Dr. Mossman has given more than 200 lectures and presentations to medical, legal, and nonprofessional audiences at local, regional, national, and international meetings. His continuing medical education lectures have dealt with issues in law and psychiatry, psychopharmacology, medical decision-making and medical ethics. His presentations to attorneys and judges have focused on mental disorders and mental-health testimony. His 100-plus publications cover a wide range of topics, including legal and ethical issues, medical decision-making, statistics, and psychiatric treatment.
Dr. Mossman's current scholarly projects investigate prediction of aggression, competence to divorce, civil commitment, assessing competence to stand trial, legal developments related to novel antipsychotic drugs, and mathematical methods for evaluating forensic assessments.