Maureen C. Kenny, Ph.D. Dr. Kenny is a Professor of Psychology. She is Associate Chair of Academic Personnel and Diversity in the Department of Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist, Nationally Certified Counselor and Qualified Supervisor (Florida). She is affiliated with the Applied Social and Cultural Psychology program. Her training includes years of providing direct clinical care to abused children and their families. She has published extensively in the area of child maltreatment, with a specific focus on child sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation of children, prevention and treatment of abuse and an understanding of the impact of abuse on diverse populations. Her work also addresses the issue of mandatory reporting laws among professionals. Dr. Kenny is recognized as an international expert in prevention of sexual abuse and compliance with mandatory reporting laws. Dr. Kenny has published over 90 peer reviewed articles, has made over 100 professional presentations at national, international, and regional conferences and authored over 18 book chapters and three books.

Dr. Kenny has received the highest awards from FIU – the Faculty Senate Awards (one each in Teaching, Research and Service). She has been a recipient of the FIU College of Arts, Sciences and Education Dean’s Service Award for 4 consecutive years.