Wendy Kliewer, Ph.D., in front of a window

Wendy Kliewer, Ph.D.


Coordinator, Humphrey Fellowship Program

Grace Street Center, 912 W. Grace St., Room 4121

Developmental Psychology



Clinical Psychology

Health Psychology

Social Psychology


  • Ph.D.: Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 1989
  • M.S.: Psychology, Portland State University, Oregon, 1983
  • B.A.: Psychology, Southern California College, Costa Mesa, 1980

Research Interests

  • Improving the Department of Psychology’s undergraduate concentration in addiction studies
  • Improving Humphrey Fellows’ knowledge of and capacity to conduct research in the substance misuse and related health fields
  • Increasing the research capacity of individuals in low- and middle-income countries
  • Prevention of substance use and misuse
  • Risk and resilience

Select Publications


  • APA Fellow (Division 52, International Psychology)


  • Distinguished Mentoring Award, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, 2017
  • Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME), VCU, 2017
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Faculty Mentor Award, VCU, 2016
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship to South Africa, 2010-2011