Bridgett Kennedy.

Assistant Professor
Director, Online Undergraduate Program
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CH 415L
(205) 934-8736

Research Interests: Human sexuality, LGBT rights, social psychology, aging, and health care disparities

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology/Cognitive Science
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Developmental Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Developmental Psychology

Born and educated on the UAB campus, I bleed Green and Gold. During the summer of 2007, I taught my first course. It was then that I realized that teaching is my true passion. In the classroom I encourage students to express their distinct perspectives while showing respect for and garnering knowledge from others whose backgrounds and views are different from their own. Furthermore, I cultivate a vested interest in learning by using examples that illustrate how the course materials apply to the circumstances of my students’ lives and to their goals.

While I am not an active researcher, I recognize the importance of staying abreast of current research topics and encouraging my students to get involved in research. Though psychology is my first love, I teach music at summer camps and conventions (in the US and most recently in Europe). My love of foreign travel and music have led me to my latest pursuits – learning the Dutch language and acoustic guitar.

Recent Courses

  • Human Sexuality
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Personality Psychology

Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies

  • UAB Psi Chi Faculty of the Year Award 2015
  • Comprehensive Minority Faculty and Student Development Program (CMFSDP) Fellow,
  • Fall 2011
  • Bessemer Chapter of Business and Professional Women (BBPW) Scholarship, 2009
  • Comprehensive Minority Faculty and Student Development Program (CMFSDP) Fellow, Fall 2005 – 2008
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, 2004
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholar, 2002- 2004
  • Bridges to Baccalaureate Scholar, 2000 – 2001

Student Groups

  • Psi Chi, International Honors Society in Psychology: UAB Chapter
  • UAB Psychology Club
  • UAB SafeZone