Kevin Bolinskey Ph.D.


Kevin Bolinskey, Ph.D.


Degree: Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia

Research Interests/Specialties: Adult Assessment, Adult Psychopathology, and Psychotic Disorders

Joined ISU: August, 2004

Dr. Bolinskey received his B.S. from Clinch Valley College in 1997. He obtained his M.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2000, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2002, where he studied pre-morbid indicators on schizophrenia under Irving I. Gottesman. His pre-doctoral internship was completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School under the direction of Robert P. Archer.

After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Bolinskey completed a two-year, NIMH-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, under the supervision of Kenneth S. Kendler and Michael C. Neale. While at VIPBG, Dr. Bolinskey examined the shared genetic components of personality and the experience of stressful life event that are often associated with the onset of psychopathology.

Dr. Bolinskey's primary research interests are in the areas of premorbid indicators of adult psychopathology and personality assessment.  His primary clinical interests are in the areas of severe psychopathology and assessment.  He is a co-author on the book Psychological Assessment with MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF.

Dr. Bolinskey teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in personality theory, objective personality assessment, and statistics.

Dr. Bolinskey maintains an active research lab with the assistance of selected graduate and undergraduate students.  Click on the link below to visit the lab webpage, meet the current graduate students, and download articles.


Department of Psychology