School of Psychology

Dr. Kathleen Hart

Chair, Professor, School of Psychology

  • PhD from Virginia Tech
  • Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology  
  • Examiner for the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Reviewer for Journal of Child Psychopathology
  • Member of the Board of the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation


Classes regularly taught:

  • Brain and Behavior (UG)
  • Psychology and Law (UG)
  • Assessment III: Cognitive (Grad)
  • Child and Adolescent Assessment (Grad)
  • Forensic Psychology (Grad)
  • Supervisor of assessment at PSC (grad)

Research interests

  • Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Court
  • Amenability for Rehabilitation/Transfer to Adult Court
  • Factors related to false confession
  • Malingering/Inconsistent test performance

Representative publications, mentored presentations, and/or dissertations chaired

Recent publications:

Thomas, P., & Hart, K.J. (in press). Third-party perceptions of intimate partner violence victimization in men. Psychology of Men and Masculinities.

Upcoming/Recent presentations:

Lukas, H., Hart, K.J., Miselem, N., Wolen, R., & Koeller, L. (2022, November 17-19). The utility of the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) in the evaluation of college students referred for ADHD/LD evaluations: Implications for cut-off scores and trial administration. [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Abrams, M., Hart, K.J., Bassil, N., & Koeller, L. (2022, March 17-19). The role of race in perceptions of interrogations and confessions. [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society. Denver, CO.

Hart, K.J., Wolen, R., May, P., & Gaskell, M. (2021, November). Revising the Inventory of Legal Knowledge (ILK) to improve detection of honest responders with neurological impairment. [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. (virtual meeting)


Child Clinical Neuropsychology/Forensic Assessment

Professional Interests

Research Interests: Evaluation of Juveniles, Legal Abilities, Malingering of Cognitive Disorders and Legal Abilities, Personality Characteristics of Juvenile delinquents


  • Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)