Kimberly Tran

Adjunct Associate Professor of Mental Health and the Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Client Counseling
  • Veterans Law


Kimberly (Kim) Tran, PhD, HSP-P is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Fayetteville State University. She is also a licensed psychologist in the State of North Carolina with a private practice in the community. Her research, teaching and clinical practice areas are framed by a multicultural and affirmative lens focused on military/veteran/family mental health, college student behavioral health, suicide, trauma/PTSD/MST/anxiety/depression, substance use disorders, chronic pain management, stress resilience and mind-body-spirit wellness. While at Fayetteville State University, Kim won both the Department of Psychology Excellence in Teaching and College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards. Prior to becoming a professor and psychologist, Kim worked in global marketing and public relations at the Hewlett Packard Company.


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Counseling, Santa Clara University
  • B.S., Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)