Kimberly Finney

Clinical Associate Professor
Contact Information
Location
University Park
City Center
Phone213.821.7050
E-mail
Department of Study 
Adults and Healthy Aging
Research Interest 
Mental Health
Psychopharmacology
Neurobiology of Stress in Military and Police Officers
Race and Social Perceptions
Veteran Students Resources and Education
Education 
PsyD, Wright State University
MS, Nova Southeastern University
MA, Wright State University
BS, Rush University

KIMBERLY FINNEY is a board certified clinical psychologist and clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work. A retired U.S. Air Force officer, Finney’s final assignment was flight commander of the mental health clinic at Los Angeles Air Force Base, where she was responsible for the delivery of mental health services, family advocacy and substance abuse services to the 8,300 beneficiaries served by the clinic.

Finney entered the Air Force in 1989 as a laboratory officer and was assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Following several assignments as an Air Force psychologist, she was selected Field Grade Psychologist of the Year for 2003 by Air Force Space Command. In 2004, she received a fellowship in psychopharmacology and later earned her post-doctoral master’s degree in psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University. She was one of only four Air Force psychologists and one of approximately 150 psychologists nationwide who were credentialed to prescribe medications.

Over the course of her service, Finney has served as director of mental health services, a flight commander and Air Force Space Command mental health consultant. Among her many honors are the prestigious Tri-Service Admiral Zumwalt Award for Community Leadership and a National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star.

Awards and Distinction
Congressional recognition, Lead From Front Award, Janice Hahn
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, U.S. Air Force
Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, U.S. Air Force
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star, U.S. Air Force
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, U.S. Air Force
Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters, U.S. Air Force
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle), U.S. Air Force
More awards
Selected Publications

Redmond, S.A., Wilcox, S.L., Campbell, S., Kim, A., Finney, K., Barr, K., & Hassan, A.M. (2015). A Brief Introduction to the Military Workplace Culture. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Finney, K. & Wilcox, S.L. (2015). A Proposed Needs Assessment for Student Veterans. In J. Coll & E. Weiss (Eds), Supporting Veterans in Higher Education (pp. 337-349). Chicago: Lyceum Books.

Wilcox, S.L., Finney, K., & Cederbaum, J.A. (2013). Prevalence of Mental Health Problems Among Military Population. In B. Moore & J. Barnett (Eds), Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference (pp. 187-192). New York: Oxford University Press.