Kelli Gariglietti Farha

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Kelli P. Gariglietti Farha began teaching at Valparaiso University in 2010. She has been a licensed psychologist since 2001. Prior to teaching at Valpo, she worked as a staff psychologist at a hospital. Other work experience includes serving as the director of the Counseling Center and psychology professor at Baker University. She has over 13 years of experience delivering clinical psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults, adolescents, and children in outpatient and inpatient settings. She has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations and screenings, disability and ADHD evaluations, transplant and bariatric evaluations, and psychological consultations for medical patients newly diagnosed with chronic and/or terminal illnesses, including HIV and other infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, degenerative neurological conditions, and trauma related to accidents. Her dissertation focused on factors related to the academic success and social adjustment of Mexican immigrant children. She has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts including deportation proceedings on the behalf of immigrants. She has varied research interests with publications related to hope, critical thinking, and perceptions of death and dying. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Darron, their children, Carlson, Stefania, and Samuel, and their rescued dog, Saied. She and her husband enjoy cooking together and make favorite meals from their Italian and Lebanese heritages.   


Ph.D. – The University of Kansas (2000)
B.A., M.S. – Pittsburg State University (1994, 1996)

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