Kevin Nadal

Bio

Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal, Ph.D., is an award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- City University of New York, where he is also the deputy director of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program. He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions , or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and other marginalized groups. A California-bred New Yorker, Kevin is also a part-time comedian and spoken word artist who has performed across the United States since 2000. He was named one of People Magazine's hottest bachelors in 2006, he once won an argument with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” he has been featured on The Filipino Channel, PBS, the History Channel, HGTV, Philippine News, and Filipinas Magazine, and he was even once a "Hot Topic" on ABC's "The View." He is the author of the books Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (2011, John Wiley and Sons) and Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives (2010, Author House), a co-editor of Women and Mental Disorders (2011, Praeger), and the author of the forthcoming book That's So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA Books). He is the incoming Vice President of the Asian American Psychological Association, the president of the metro New York Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), a FANHS National Trustee, and a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has received many awards including the AAPA Early Career Award for Contributions to Excellence and the APA Division 45 Emerging Professional Award for Research.