Samuel F. Sears, PhD, Professor and Director of Health Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Paul is married to Linda Pendergast and has three sons (Sean, Kevin and Ryan), two step-daughters (Laurie and Shannon), and nine grandchildren (Aleisha, James, Sammy
, Judy Anne, Hannah, Jack, William, Olivia and T.J.).
Sam Sears, PhD
Professor and Director of Health Psychology
East Carolina University
Dr. Sears is Professor and Director of Health Psychology at East Carolina University.
holds joint appointments in Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Department of Psychology.
He is a nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients and has published over 75 articles in the medicine literature on the psychological aspects of cardiology.
Dr. Sears is the principal investigator on funded grants related to psychosocial treatments for ICD patients.
was honored by his
peers by being awarded the "Early Career Contributions to Psychology Award" by the Florida Psychological Association
received five Teacher of the Year awards for both Research and Classroom teaching from the students of his
is married to Staci Evans, his wife of 14 years, and they have two sons, Jackson and Brandon, and live in Greenville, NC.