B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
M.A., West Virginia University
Professor Kennedy graduated with a M.A. in behavior analysis psychology from West Virginia University, and has completed 45 credit hours in graduate work in sociology at Loyola University. Professor Kennedy has been accepted into the Public Policy and Administration – Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace doctoral program at Walden University and has been progressing in her studies to earn a Ph.D. since November 2016. Areas of interest include: ethno-religious political violence, in particular the Northern Ireland conflict, terrorism, peace and conflict studies, military sociology, extreme deviance, race and ethnicity, gender, substance use, and social stratification.