K.C. Kalmbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (210) 784-2217
K.C. Kalmbach, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and licensed clinical psychologist. Over the past two decades, she has held positions as a researcher, administrator, clinician, consultant, and educator. Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Dr. Kalmbach worked with colleagues to help build the first juvenile offender mental health court in Houston, Texas. Prior to this, as faculty at California State University-Los Angeles, she conducted community needs assessments in high risk neighborhoods for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction/Youth Development (GRYD). Before entering academia, Dr. Kalmbach served as a director of the Texas Regional Center for Policing Innovation, a federally funded training institute tasked with providing progressive training for community stakeholders and justice system personnel throughout the State of Texas. Currently, in addition to teaching, she provides clinical consulting services in evaluation and assessment to a range of agencies. She has worked with hundreds of returning combat-deployed military members. Many service members choose to enter higher education and that transition can be challenging. In an effort to support a growing military student population and A&M-SA’s commitment to be military embracing™, Dr. Kalmbach has created a comprehensive Military Cultural Competence training program to assist faculty and staff in gaining a better understanding of how best to serve military-connected students in higher education. Dr. Kalmbach’s research and publications to date have centered on ethico-legal and mental health issues in criminal justice, law enforcement and the military.
Ph.D. (2005) Clinical Psychology (Forensic), Sam Houston State University
M.A. (1999) Exercise & Health Sciences (Psychology), York University
B.A. (1994) Psychology (Honors), York University