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About William D. Kearns, PhD

William Kearns is a Research Associate Professor in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Child and Family Studies and former faculty of the Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of South Florida in 1989 and was Director of Information Technology for the Florida Mental Health Institute from 1992 to 2003.
His interests include using automation to facilitate improved care for persons with cognitive impairment and using technology to improve access to mental health services and education.
He is Associate Editor of the international journal Gerontechnology. He was USF's Executive Liaison to the Internet2 Project, a consortium of over 200 Carnegie Research I institutions nationwide charged with developing enhanced network services supporting research and education from 1997-2007. He has been a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the USF Office of Research.

Positions

Present Research Associate Professor, University of South Florida
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Present College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida
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Present Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of South Florida
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Present Research Associate Professor, University of South Florida
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Best Leading Edge Technologies Poster Paper Award - 9th Annual World Conference of Gerontechnology - Taipei, Taiwan Jun. 2014
  • USF Excellence in Innovation Award - USF Office of Research, Oct. 2011
  • Distinguished Keynote Speaker Award - Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan - 2008
  • Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Assisted Cognition 2007 University of Rochester (NY) and Microsoft, Inc.

Courses

  • Communication and Design Process Seminar SPC6934
  • Environmental Interventions Seminar GEY6934
  • Videofish Senior Design Project ART 4806/EGN 4930

Contact Information

Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Department of Child & Family Studies
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
University of South Florida,
Tampa, Florida
33612
HSR&D/RR&D Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation
Research VISN 8 (CIDRR8)
8900 Grand Oak Circle, Tampa, FL 33637-1022


Journal Articles (45)