K.C. Kalmbach, Ph.D.

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

Associate Professor of Psychology

Central Academic Building 351B
Phone: (210) 784-2217

K.C. Kalmbach









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.  

Research Interests

Courses Taught

  • Military-connected students and college engagement
  • Military psychology
  • Moral Injury
  • Mental health issues in first responders populations
  • Mass Casualty/Disaster Response Mental Health
  • ACT and mindfulness-based approaches in trauma recovery
  • Psycholegal issues in forensic arenas
  • Law and Psychology (seminar)
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology [Research methods/Stats]
  • Internship

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