Kieffer, Kevin

Title: Professor of Psychology

Department: Social Science

Phone: 352-588-8306



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology Program (APA Accredited), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • Master of Science, Counseling Psychology Program (CACREP Accredited), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Major: Psychology; Minor: History; Concentration: Mathematics.


Dr. Kevin M. Kieffer received a B.A. degree in psychology from Indiana University, a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. He completed both a predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral residency in geropsychology and neuropsychology at the James A Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida. Dr. Kieffer has published over 18 scholarly articles and book chapters and has presented over 90 papers at national and international psychological conventions. His research interests include methodology, research, and statistics, substance abuse screening and treatment, and geropsychological and neuropsychological assessment in addition to a more recent focus on the effects of violent media and videogame content on player behavior. Dr. Kieffer's recent scholarly work has been featured in a number of media outlets from newspapers such as the New York, Los Angeles and London Times to TV stations such as CNN, ABC and NBC Nightly News.

Community Affiliation:

  • Editorial Board Member, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Research in the Schools
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Florida
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Member of American Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Clinical and counseling psychologist, listening and interviewing skills, professional issues in psychology, community counseling and mental health.

Honors & Awards:

  • Outstanding RITS Reviewer, Research in the Schools
  • Manchester Who’s Who Among Professionals in Counseling and Development
  • Who’s Who in America’s Teachers. (Nominated by former Saint Leo University student)
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
  • Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Research Award in Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University
  • Recipient, Distinguished Publications Award 2002-2003, Saint Leo University
  • Recipient, Overall Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Saint Leo University
  • Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Research Award in Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University
  • Recipient, Outstanding Poster Award, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 50
  • Recipient, The Outstanding Conference Paper Award, Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Paper Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Research Paper Award, Mid-South Educational Research Association

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