Kimberly Larson, JD, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor and
Director of the Doctor of Law and Policy program
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Drexel University
JD, Villanova University
Kimberly Larson is an associate teaching professor and director of the Doctor of Law and Policy program. Dr. Larson is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Law and Psychiatry program. Dr. Larson’s policy interests focus on juveniles’ psychological developmental capacities in legal contexts and the application of psychological literature to create informed policies. As part of her John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funded research, she wrote a guide designed to assist those creating juvenile justice legislation, and provided technical assistance to 40 states in policymaking.
Dr. Larson’s teaching experience includes University of Massachusetts Medical School and William James College, where she co-developed the master’s level forensic psychology curriculum. She is a member of the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee in Massachusetts and the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.