Keith Herman, Ph.D.
MPSI Co-Director

Home Miz­zou School:
Edu­ca­tion­al, School & Coun­sel­ing Psychology


Phone: 573–884-2419

16 Hill Hall, Colum­bia MO

Dr. Her­man is a Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion­al, School, & Coun­sel­ing Psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri. Dr. Her­man pri­mar­i­ly teach­es doc­tor­al course­work in the areas of par­ent behav­ior man­age­ment, devel­op­men­tal psy­chopathol­o­gy, and research design. Orig­i­nal­ly trained as a coun­sel­ing psy­chol­o­gist at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Flori­da, Dr. Her­man retrained in school psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ore­gon and also com­plet­ed post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ships at Brown Uni­ver­si­ty and Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty. Before join­ing the depart­ment at Miz­zou, he was a fac­ul­ty mem­ber in the School of Med­i­cine at Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty. His research takes a pre­ven­tion sci­ence approach to under­stand­ing, pre­vent­ing, and treat­ing child depres­sion. He has devel­oped a con­cep­tu­al mod­el describ­ing social devel­op­men­tal path­ways to child depres­sion with an empha­sis on mod­i­fi­able aspects of school­ing and par­ent­ing that con­tribute to children’s risk. This mod­el has informed the devel­op­ment of school and fam­i­ly inter­ven­tions for chil­dren who are depressed. 


  • Devel­op­men­tal Psy­chopathol­o­gy and School Men­tal Health; 
  • Pre­ven­tion and Treat­ment of Child Depression;
  • Par­ent, Fam­i­ly, and School Interventions; 
  • Teacher Stress;
  • Cul­tur­al­ly Respon­sive Interventions