Kevin C. Hynes, Ph.D., LMFT

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy


Kevin C. Hynes is an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. His program of research focuses on disparities in mental health outcomes with minority populations.

Research Overview

Broadly, Dr. Hynes hopes to increase the field of MFT’s alliance and ability to work with minority clients and collaboratively work with community partners to do so. In addition, Dr. Hynes collaborates with researchers from other institutions on therapeutic processes. Finally, Dr. Hynes maintains a personal and professional interest in transracial, transnational adoption.


Hynes, K. C. (2019). Cultural values matter: The therapeutic alliance with East Asian Americans. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 41, 392-400.

Halgunseth, L. C., Milan, S., Hynes, K. C., Melendez-Rhodes, T., & Reid, A. (2019). Depression as a moderator in the relation between mothers’ and daughters’ ethnic affirmation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Kim, O., Hynes, K. C., & Lee, R. M. (2017). Searching for connection — finding resolution: A grounded theory analysis of writings of Korean American adopted adults. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8(3), 235-247.

Teaching Focus

Dr. Hynes teaches from a collaborative and social constructionist approach and works with students to create a classroom or supervision that everyone can within. He teaches primarily marriage and family therapy graduate courses and provides supervision to student-therapists. His main teaching focus is on diversity and self-of-therapist work.

Kevin Hynes


(219) 989-2587

Office Location:

Hammond, IBCC 1034


  • Ph.D. – Human Development and Family Studies – Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut
  • M.A. – Human Development and Family Studies – Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut
  • B.S. – Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. – Psychology, University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethnic Minority Populations
  • Therapeutic Alliance Therapy Process
  • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis
  • Transracial Adoption


Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Approved Supervisor AAMFT/SAMSHA
  • Doctoral Minority Fellow

Curriculum Vitae