Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Chapman attended Norfolk Academy, then graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria. He spent two years at Hampden-Sydney College, then worked in the service, sales and programming of business machines and computers for several years. Returning to undergraduate studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, he completed a major in psychology and a minor in anthropology. Graduate studies were accomplished at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, with Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology. Internship was at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Maryland, with an externship at the Terry Center for Children in Delaware. During a postdoctoral year in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MetroHealth Medical Center in Ohio, Dr. Chapman also completed training in gestalt therapy (with an emphasis in group) at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland; he also provided pain management services at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Relocating to Georgia in 1992, he took a position with the Rehabilitation Institute of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, providing neuropsychological services. Subsequently, he opened a private practice in Gainesville, which over the next decade moved to Dahlonega.
Dr. Chapman has played electric/acoustic guitar and bass in many media-neglected bands over the last several decades, including Yattz, The Morgan White Band (featuring Carter Beauford of Dave Matthews Band), The Doo-Dah Dilemma, Bill Evans & Friends (featuring banjoist Bill Evans of Cloud Valley and Brian VanKorn of The Red Masque), Toon Pang, The Living Daylights, Duke and the Hambones, The Nothin' Doin' Band (featuring mandolinist Tom Espinola), Better Days, ReeBob, Uncle Daddy, Greybeard, and the New Depression Orchestra. Other pastimes include photography, hiking and camping, and genealogy.
He and his wife (Dr. Stephanie Corn, a Harrisonburg pediatrician) live in Rockingham County, Virginia with two dogs.