B.A., Psychology                                          
University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana

M.S.,  School Psychology                            
St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York

Psy.D, Psychology                                          
St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York

Pre-doctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology                                            Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY                           

Pre-doctoral Internship,    School Psychology                                             Portsmouth Public Schools Psychological Services\

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology                                            Eastern Virginia Medical School


  • Clinical Psychologist (Virginia 2007)

Research Interests

  • Violence and Alcohol Prevention
  • Emergency Response and Crisis Management
  • Anger Management and Social Skills Therapy
  • Character Education

Clinical Interests

  • Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adults

Honors and Awards

  • Early Career Research Award, Society for the Study of School Psychology, 2006
  • Spring Research Conference Presentation Award, EVMS, Center for Pediatric Research, 2004
  • Outstanding Community Service, Marklund Children’s Home, 1998                                  
  • Dean’s List, University of Notre Dame, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA), 2003 - Present
  • National Association of School Psychology (NASP), 2005 - Present                     
  • Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), 2002 - Present      
  • Council for Exceptional Children, 2004

Allen, K.,
Cornell, D., Lorek, E., & Sheras, P. (2008). Response of School Personnel to Student Threat Assessment Training. Journal of School Effectiveness and Improvement.

Allen, K., Lorek, E., & Mensia, J. (2008). Conducting a School-Based Mock Drill: Lessons Learned from One Community. Biosecurity and Terrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science.

Flanagan, R., Allen, K., & Henry, D. (2008). A Comparison of Problem Solving to Problem Solving Plus Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to Improve Children’s Anger Management. Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Flanagan, R. & Allen, K. (2005). A review of the Children’s Inventory of Anger (ChIA). Journal of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.  23(3): 263 - 273

Allen, K. (2005). “Cognitive Perspective to Violence Expressing”,  In K. Sexton-Radek (Ed.), Schools Violence: Causes, Consequences and Expressions. Westport, CT:  Praeger Press

Manuscripts Under Review

Allen, K.,  Evaluation of a Crisis Management Train the Trainer Program for School Personnel.  Submitted to Journal of Health Promotion and Practice.

Allen, K., & Paulson, J., Sherman, W, and Henry, D.,  The Use of Classroom Management Behavior Strategies: Implications for Teacher and Principal Practice.  Submitted to: Psychology in the Schools.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Division of Community Health & Research

E. V. Williams Hall
855 W. Brambleton Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 668-6442,
Fax: (757) 668-6475