Kento graduated from the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in forensic psychology in 2012. His graduate research focused on the evaluation of an afterschool program, violence risk assessment, forensic assessment, risk-needs-recidivism model of risk management, and perception/communication of criminal risk factors. After completing a pre-doctoral internship at Patton State Hospital in California and a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. Current research includes violence risk factors, risk assessment tools, legal decision making, and forensically involved individuals with mental illness/substance abuse issues. Finally, he currently serves on the executive committee of the American Psychology-Law Society as the web site editor. Kento is originally from Tokyo, Japan although he has spent most of his life in the United States. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cornell University and worked as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health before starting graduate school at Drexel University.