Forensic Psychiatry Faculty

Timothy Allen, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Forensic Services in the Department of Psychiatry. After completing his Psychiatry residency at UK, Dr. Allen completed a one-year fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Tulane University in June 2003. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. In addition to his duties at UK, he is currently a staff psychiatrist at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange, KY where he performs competency and criminal responsibility evaluations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

For Additional information:
Phone: 859-323-6021, ext. 79330
Fax: 859-257-2076
E-mail: forensics@uky.edu

Diane Follingstad, Ph.D. is board certified in Forensic Psychology. She is an Endowed Chair and Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at UK, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. She served as the president of the American Board of Forensic Psychology from 1996 - 1998 and is an honorary Fellow of Division 41 (Psychology and Law) of the American Pscychological Association. Dr Follingstad is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. Her areas of specialization are:

Criminal: criminal competencies; mental state at the time of the offense; evaluations for parole, sentencing, and disposition; battered women's cases
Civil: evaluations of psychological damages for tort cases (e.g. medical malpractice, sexual assault, accidents)
Consultation: critique of evaluations; research regarding psychological topics relevant to cases

For Additional Information:
Telephone: 859-323-5281
Fax: 859-257-3898
Email: follingstad@uky.edu

John Ranseen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and holds joint appointments in the Neurology and Psychology departments. Dr. Ranseen has extensive experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessment in clinical and forensic settings. He is also a nationally recognized expert concerning the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to mental disabilities. He is a consultant to numerous state bar exam committees and other professional licensing boards in regard to students requesting test accommodations for mental disability based on the ADA.

For Additional information:
Phone: 859-323-6021, ext. 79330
Fax: 859-257-2076
E-mail: forensics@uky.edu