Kelly E O'Connor


Doctoral Student
Clinical Program

Research Lab

Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development

Faculty Adviser

Albert Farrell, Ph.D.

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePaul University in 2014 and worked as a research assistant for two years before enrolling in the child/adolescent concentration of the clinical psychology doctoral program at VCU in 2016. Broadly, my research interests include the etiology and trajectory of problem behaviors throughout childhood and adolescence, as well as school- and community-based interventions aimed at preventing youth violence.