Contact Information

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Vermont
Department of Psychology
John Dewey Hall, Rm 248
2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0134

Office 802-656-2670

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2001


Antonio Cepeda-Benito, M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.

Miguel Cruz-Feliciano, M.S.

B.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. Purdue University
Ph.D. Purdue University

About Me

Cepeda-Benito comes to UVM as an accomplished administrator and respected researcher with more than 50 articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals in psychology and pharmacology. He currently oversees seven offices within the provost’s office and is responsible for faculty development and academic affairs for 2,600 faculty members in 10 colleges and 66 departments. He brings substantial experience in strategic planning and budgeting, curricular and pedagogic innovation and in the advancement of diversity to his new role at UVM.
“Dr. Cepeda-Benito stood out in a very strong pool of candidates for his first rate scholarship and exemplary leadership skills,” said Interim President John Bramley. “He’s just the kind accomplished scholar and experienced leader we need at the helm of our largest academic unit as we continue to advance in the ranks of the nation’s premier small research universities. I couldn’t be more excited about his joining the academic leadership team at UVM.”

Research Interests

  • Behavioral neuroscience of drug addiction and tolerance
  • Nicotine dependency and treatment
  • Drug and food cravings
  • Obesity and eating disorders
  • Cross-cultural aspects of eating and drug use disorders
  • Cross-cultural assessment of psychological constructs


Curriculum Vitae