College of Health, Human Services & Science
Biography"The great thing about Ashford is that the student body is so diverse, ranging from people just out of high school to adults working full time and even retired adults wanting to complete their college education."
Dr. Nancy Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. She earned a PhD and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Physiological Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology is from Ripon College. Additionally, she finished a post-doctoral clinical fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is an American Board of Professional Psychology certified Clinical Neuropsychologist (ABPP/ABCN). Before coming to Ashford, Dr. Kennedy worked as an Associate Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Medical School from 1997 until 2011 and as a data core leader at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's disease Center (CNADC). Her responsibilities included teaching graduate and medical students, supervising clinical practicum students and post-doctoral fellows, and doing research on non-Alzheimer's forms of dementia. Since leaving Northwestern she has kept busy with a variety of part-time clinical jobs, including seeing patients in an inpatient rehabilitation unit, completing evaluations for compensation and pension purposes at a veteran’s hospital, and working at a private practice where she sees adults with various neurological issues. She says, “My advice for prospective or incoming students would be to plan time for your coursework, but also take advantage of all of the learning resources available here at Ashford, especially if it has been awhile since you have been to college or if this is your first college experience. The great thing about Ashford is that the student body is so diverse, ranging from people just out of high school to adults working full time and even retired adults wanting to complete their college education. One of my favorite things about teaching is that it helps me continue to learn and grow through my interactions with such students.” Dr. Kennedy’s hobbies including reading, running, and being with her two dogs. She ran her first marathon on her 50th birthday. She and her husband currently reside in Greendale, WI. They have four adult children.