Dr. Andrea Keener
Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Andrea Keener attended the Universitaet Heidelberg before moving to the United States and subsequently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Keener received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University and is a licensed therapist and qualified supervisor in the State of Florida specializing in anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Keener is currently Professor of Behavioral Sciences. Further, she serves as Dean for the School of Professional and Career Education at Barry University.
Dr. Keener’s research interests focus mainly on childhood anxiety disorders and children’s reactions to trauma. She has worked with mental health professionals and first responders in New Orleans in an effort to address anxiety and post traumatic stress in children after Hurricane Katrina. She has served as consultant to the Terrorism and Disaster Center of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center, as well as the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Dr. Keener further serves as a consultant to the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center (DEEP Center) and as such has been engaged in extensive training and development of preparedness and early response programs for disasters and acts of mass violence. She has published in the area of disaster preparedness and response and frequently delivers key note addresses and presentations nationally as well as internationally.