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School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences

Kellie Wallace, Ph.D., C.A.G.S.

Kellie Wallace, Ph.D., CAGS

Office: Putnam, Office G26

Tel: 617-243-2345



  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, The University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • C.A.G.S., Mental Health Counseling, Suffolk University
  • M.S., Criminal Justice Studies, Suffolk University
  • M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Suffolk University
  • B.A., Psychology, The College of the Holy Cross
  • B.A., Sociology, The College of the Holy Cross


  • CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 
  • CJ741 Interpersonal & Relationship Violence


Dr. Kellie Wallace received her PhD in criminal justice and criminology from UMASS Lowell in 2019, where she specialized in the criminalization of mental illness, and the intersection of the criminal justice and mental health systems.  Prior to that, she worked as a clinical therapist in the Greater Boston area in residential and outpatient facilities, conducting individual, group, family, and substance use counseling.  Her populations of clinical interest are the LGBT community and those forensically involved.  In addition, she has taught multiple courses in both criminal justice and psychology at several institutions, and also works as a veterinary technician in a thriving general practice animal hospital.  Her current research focuses on the experiences adult defendants with intellectual disabilities have with the adjudicative competency process in the state of Massachusetts; additional research interests include police crisis intervention training (CIT), substance use and addiction, and veterinary forensic science and animal cruelty.