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Sharon Lynn Kelley

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry and NB Sciences
Office location and address
1230 Cedars Ct
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Forensic Concentration, September 2014
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
Predoctoral Internship: University of Massachusetts Medical School/Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
J.D. Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA., December 2011
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA., September 2010
B.A., Psychology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD., May 2006

Sharon Kelley, J.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. Her clinical work includes conducting forensic evaluations with adults and juveniles examining a range of criminal and civil psycholegal issues. Her research interests include juveniles and adults' capacity to waive Miranda rights and enter guilty pleas, false confessions, and judicial decision making.

American Academy of Forensic Psychology Dissertation Award (2012)

Cum Laude, Villanova University School of Law (2011)

Magna Cum Laude, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2006)

Awarded the B. Jonathan Sekula Memorial Award “Established to recognize achievement in the major by a graduating senior who intends to pursue an advanced degree in psychology” (2006)

Dean’s List, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2002-06)

Merit Scholarship, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2002-06)