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John Kennedy

Associate Professor, Graduate Counseling Program


John Kennedy, Ph.D. has served as an associate professor in the Graduate Counseling Department since 2017. He holds credentials in Tennessee as a licensed marriage & family therapist (LMFT) and as a licensed professional counselor-mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP). Dr. Kennedy serves individuals, couples, and families in his private practice offices located in Brentwood and at Northside Church of Christ in North Nashville. He is also a national certified counselor (NCC) and a board certified-telemental health provider (BC-TMH). He serves as a supervisor for post-master’s licensure-seeking counselors; teaches the introduction to psychological research courses for the graduate counseling programs; and teaches Ph.D.-level courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, psychological testing and technology and teaching for counselor educators. He serves as a dissertation chair and on dissertation committees for Ph.D. students, and he provides mentorship for student research projects. Dr. Kennedy loves camping, hiking, biking, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife of 40 years, his three children and three lovely granddaughters.