Kimberly Kirkland , PsyD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Kimberly Kirkland, PsyD, is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. In this role, Dr. Kirkland provides oversight for Student Affairs across AUC’s 4-year program and leads the university’s Wellness initiatives. She also serves as Chair of AUC’s Admissions Committee and Conduct Officer. Dr. Kirkland is committed to student success throughout their medical school training and is always available for support and guidance around any non-academic issues that arise.
Dr. Kirkland is a practicing clinical neuropsychologist with specialty training and experience in forensic psychology. Prior to her current position, Dr. Kirkland served as a visiting faculty member and as Visiting Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at AUC. She was previously employed as a neuropsychologist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she worked closely with cardiothoracic surgeons monitoring the cognitive outcomes of cardiac surgery patients. Dr. Kirkland is a contributing editor for PsycCRITIQUES, a full-text database of the American Psychological Association, where she regularly contributes scholarly reviews of current psychological texts and psychologically-relevant films.
Dr. Kirkland earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with concentration in neuropsychology from the Georgia School of Psychology of Argosy University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She resides in Florida and is based out of AUC's administrative offices in Pembroke Pines.