VP Web Operations
Kent is a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level and a clinical health psychologist. He is a prior U.S. Air Force Officer and veteran of the Post-9/11 wars. Kent graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Leadership studies. He studied applied behavior analysis at George Mason University and earned his PsyD at the American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, Virginia. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine of the school of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Kent’s background over the last 20 years is diverse revealing one consistent theme: the application of behavioral sciences to novel areas of science and society. He is heavily involved in military and veteran suicide prevention, launched the first two and only formal initiatives within the Department of Defense (DoD) using ABA and the Standard Celeration Chart to evaluate DoD suicide prevention programs and effectively identify new risk factors for the DoD to target for suicide reduction. With Abigail Calkin, he launched and co-chairs the Special Interest Group (SIG) of ABAI: Behavior Analysis in Military and Veterans’ Issues SIG. Kent has published numerous research and professional papers including a book entitled, “Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home: A Rapid Implementation Guide (Greenbranch Publishing, 2016). His passion for teaching, training and contributing to meaningful change resulted in the inception of an agile software firm in 2014, called Xcelerate Innovations. With his partners, Kent developed and released the first native iOS application for the Standard Celeration Chart (i.e., AimStar Lite). He lives in Virginia with his family and joined the Standard Celeration Society in 2017.