Kimberly Quinn, Ph.D.
Psychology professor, wellness speaker
As a professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, Dr. Kimberly Quinn teaches cognitive and positive psychology. She’s also a workshop facilitator, who frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to positive psychology, well-being, trauma-informed education, and mindfulness training for schools (students and/or faculty), human services agencies, and business organizations. Her recent research is on the influence of social media on the well-being of college students.
She’s an active member of the International Appreciative Inquiry Positive Education steering committee. She’s made presentations and appeared on panels for ‘Trauma: Origins and Implications’ hosted by various colleges.
Prior to teaching, Kimberly was a child and family therapist, specializing in working with those with ADHD. She said, “ADHD is a misnomer: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder should be ASHD (Attention Surplus High-energy Difference). ADHD is also a gift, due to one’s enhanced ability for divergent thinking – creativity and innovation.”
Kimberly and her husband are the recent empty-nesters of five children, living in northern Vermont with three goats and their Golden Retriever, Giovanni. She enjoys skiing, really good chicken wings, and watching “I Love Lucy.”