Utah Department of Corrections

Victor Kersey
Institutional Programming Division Director

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Victor began his professional career by enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1991 where he served for 10 years before leaving active duty. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he moved to Minnesota to attend graduate school where he earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. Victor reaffiliated with the U.S. Navy; this time as a Selected Reserve, where he has promoted to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.

Victor accepted a predoctoral internship with the Illinois Department of Corrections in 2003 where he treated maximum security male and female inmates who were profoundly mentally ill. Upon completion of his training, he accepted a position as a psychologist with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice where he treated juvenile sexual offenders, and in 2006 he became the Clinical Director.  In 2013 he received a promotion to serve as the Psychologist Administrator at Dixon Correctional Facility until his 2014 appointment as the Assistant Superintendent of Programs and Psychologist Administrator with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

Victor also serves as adjunct faculty at both Grand Canyon University and the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level psychology.