Karen Blackmon

Karen Blackmon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Karen Blackmon is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist with training in conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and diplomacy. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The New School for Social Research and her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at New York University Langone Medical Center, where she specialized in the assessment of individuals with complex neuropsychiatric disorders. She was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine, during which time she ran a neuropsychology lab and mentored graduate students in neuropsychology and neuroscience. She has obtained several federal and private grants and has published extensively in the fields of memory, language, epilepsy, neuroimaging, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

She is currently an Assistant Professor at St. George’s University in the Department of Physiology, Neuroscience, and Behavioral Sciences and a Research Fellow at the Windward Islands Education and Research Foundation (WINDREF). She teaches in the School of Medicine and the Master’s Program in Community and Clinical Psychology.

In addition to her academic appointment, Dr. Blackmon provides an Ombuds service at St George’s University that is fair and inclusive. She will maintain independence in her role as an Ombudsman by reporting directly to the Provost. She has extensive training in the importance of confidentiality and respect for persons. As Ombudsman, she will provide a safe and informal channel for students, faculty, and staff to report concerns about the integrity of their academic and work environment. She is committed to working together with the St. George’s University community to support an environment where individuals can thrive and the community can flourish.