Thomas D. Kennedy, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor / Director of Academic Affairs in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology, specializing in neuropsychology, from Southern Methodist University. He has served as faculty at NSU for ten years and has developed and taught multiple courses including: Methods of Inquiry, Statistics, Mixed Methods, Program Evaluation, Survey and Measurement and Testing. His clinical experience consists of providing neuropsychological assessments, behavioral medicine interventions, and child and adolescent therapy in inpatient and outpatient settings including: the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, UM Mailman Center for Child Development, Jackson Memorial Hospital, UM Institute for Individual and Family Therapy, and the Dallas County Jail.
Before coming to NSU, he spent five years at the Mailman Center for Human Development, where he trained and supervised school psychologists and assessed children throughout Miami-Dade County Schools. He is Board Certified in Biofeedback (BFB). His research interests include two convergent forensic tracks, one focused on at-risk children and adolescents, and the other on domestic violence, human trafficking and false confessions. He has procured grant funding and served as lead evaluator for multiple organizations including Catholic Charities, Miami Dade-Schools Police, and national Bullying programs. He has published books and book chapters, and written articles in the areas of juvenile crime, intimate partner violence, forensic assessments, bullying, emotional intelligence, psychophysiology and research design.