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Kenneth H Kessler, PHD

Associate Professor & Program Director

Dr. Kenneth H. Kessler is an Associate Professor of Psychology. Dr. Kessler obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School after completion of an internship at North Chicago VA Medical Center. He joined RFUMS in 2007. His research interests focus on professional practice and ethics issues as well as forensic psychological issues pertaining to child custody evaluations. Dr. Kessler teaches courses in Research Methods and Statistics, Professional Ethics, Professional Practice and Forensic Psychology within the Department. Dr. Kessler is involved in a number of professional activities including serving as chairman of the Illinois’ Psychologist Licensing and Disciplinary Board and he is currently the Principal Senator of the University Faculty Senate. He is licensed in Illinois.

Dr. Kessler will not be considering doctoral student applications for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Current Graduate Students

Lauren Brenner, MS Lauren Brenner is a 7th year doctoral candidate.   

 Jennifer Wolff, MS Jennifer is a 4th year doctoral candidate.

 Soyoung Suh, PhD Soyoung is respecializing in clinical psychology. 

 Ashley Taylor Ashley is a 3rd year doctoral student.  She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego.