Alena C. Hampton, PhD, LCP
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success
Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Alena C. Hampton, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success for the College of Health Professions. She holds a B.A. from Spelman College (psychology) and M.A. and Ph.D. (counseling psychology) degrees from the Ohio State University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia.
Hampton served as the founding director of the Office of Student Experience here at VCU from 2015 to 2020 and was a staff psychologist and assistant director for clinical services at University Counseling Services from 2008 to 2014. She is active nationally as a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA), and has served as a SACSCOC Off-Site Reviewer. She has regularly presented nationally on supporting graduate and professional students and regularly presents in departments and schools across VCU on implicit bias.
Prior to VCU, Hampton provided direct clinical services at a small college counseling center, an inpatient eating disorder clinic, and maintained a small private practice. Her research interests include well-being, resilience, and leadership.