Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. (born May 7, 1978) is an author, comedian, and professor. He has been a guest on O'Reilly Factor on Fox News and a commentator on The History Channel. He has been featured several times on The Filipino Channel and in Filipinas Magazine. He is the author of the books, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice and That's So Gay! Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community.  In 2006, he was named one of the hottest bachelors of People Magazine. He performs his comedy and poetry at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. He is openly gay.
Education and academic career
Nadal graduated with his Bachelor's degrees in psychology and political science from the University of California, Irvine. He received a Master's in counseling from Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University in 2008. He is currently an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He was granted tenure and promotion on November 11, 2011, after just three years as an assistant professor. His research concentrates on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender. His writings also focus on the concept of racial microaggressions, and other microaggressions or subtle forms of discrimination towards racial/ethnic minorities, women, and LGBT populations.  He is the author of over 30 publications in the fields of psychology and education. Some of these include his published Racial and Ethnic Microaggression Scale, as well as Women and Mental Disorders: a four-volume set which highlights women's psychological health a from a feminist and multicultural perspective.
Nadal is a comedian, actor, and performance artist who has performed at venues all over the United States and Canada. He has performed three one-man shows at venues in New York City like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, the Actors Temple, and the Kraine Theater. In 2006, he performed a cabaret show called "Psychotherapy" at the Duplex in New York. He has performed at hundreds of colleges and universities all over the country, as well as national Filipino American, Asian American, and LGBT conferences and conventions. He was also featured in the independent film, Brown Soup Thing (2008).
Desperate Housewives controversy
Nadal gained national and international attention when he started an online petition against ABC Studios for the negative statements made about Philippine medical schools on the television show Desperate Housewives.. The petition gained hundreds of thousands of signatures in a few days on PetitionOnline (being noted as one of the fastest growing online petitions of all time). This led to several media appearances, including an interview with Bill O'Reilly on the O'Reilly Factor.
Filipino American Psychology
Dr. Nadal's book Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice has gained attention in the US and the Philippines for being the first comprehensive book on Filipino American mental health issues. In 2009, he toured all over the United States and Canada, promoting the book, speaking at colleges and universities, while also performing standup comedy, and poetry.
Dr. Nadal's second book, Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives was released in July 2010. It contains stories from an array of Filipino American professors, artists, activists, and students.