Kamden Strunk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Research
Kamden Strunk earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2012. His research interests include gender and sexual identity in education, and more broadly the interaction of identity and education from a social justice perspective. He is also interested in motivation in education, particularly using expectancy-value and achievement goal theories. In methodology, Kamden researches quantitative methods, including ways of assessing population-level structure of measures, and more broadly, classical test theory.
He is also a co-director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice in Education (RISE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (http://usm-rise.weebly.com/).
*Bobo, J. L., *Whitaker, K. C., & Strunk, K. K. (2013). Personality and student self-handicapping: A cross-validated regression approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(5), 619-621.
Strunk, K. K., Cho, Y., Steele, M. R., & Bridges, S. L. (2013). Development and validation of a 2x2 model of time-related academic behavior: Procrastination and timely engagement. Learning and Individual Differences, 25(1), 35-44.
*Gravina, V., *Besick, C., & Strunk, K. (2013). Teaching strategies and value for STEM courses. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17(1), 139-144.
Strunk, K. K., & Montgomery, D. M. (2013). Perceptions of learning versus teaching styles. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17(1), 112-121.
Montgomery, D., Strunk, K., Steele, M., & Bridges, S. (2012). Jungian typology as holistic teaching strategy in higher education. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 25(4), 64-72.
Strunk, K. C., & Strunk, K. K. (2012). The contribution of personality and workplace characteristics in predicting turnover intention among Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 8(3), 144-150.
Strunk, K. K., & Spencer, J. M. (2012). A brief intervention for reducing procrastination. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 16(1), 91-96.
Strunk, K. K., & Steele, M. R. (2011). Relative contributions of self-regulation, self-efficacy, and self-handicapping in predicting student procrastination. Psychological Reports, 109(3), 983-989.
Strunk, K. K., Sutton, G. W., & Skadeland, D. R. (2010). The repeatable battery for the assessment of neuropsychological status may be valid in men ages 18 to 20. Psychological Reports, 107(2), 493-499.
Strunk, K. K., Sutton, G. W., & Burns, N. S. (2009). The beneficial effects of accurate and false brief biofeedback on relaxation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(3) 881-886.
Selected Book Chapters and Edited Books
Strunk, K. K., Bailey, L. E., & Takewell, W. C.* (in press). “The enemy in the midst”: Gay identified men in Christian college spaces. In W. Reynolds, R. Brock, & S. Steinberg (Eds.), Critical studies of southern place: A reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Strunk, K. K., Locke, L. A., & McGee, M. K.* (in press). Neoliberalism and contemporary reform efforts in Mississippi’s public education system. In M. Abendroth, & B. J. Porfilio (Eds.), School against neoliberal rule: Educational fronts for local and global justice: A reader. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Strunk, K. K. & Munsell, S. E.* (Eds.) (Forthcoming – 2015). Sound instruction: Ready to use classroom practice: Improving student outcomes (Vol. 5). Stuyvesant Falls, NY: Rapid Intellect Group.
Selected Conference Presentations
Recent National International Presentations
Strunk, K. K., Cho, Y., Steele, M. R., & Bridges, S. L. (2012, April). The development of a multidimensional measure of procrastination and timely engagement. A 2x2 model of ‘when’ and ‘why’. Poster at the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.
Strunk, K. C., & Strunk, K. K. (2011, November). Personality characteristics, organizational structure, and job satisfaction of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Poster at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD.
Cho, Y., Walker, M., Strunk, K., Bridges, S., Steele, M. (2011, August). The influence of teachers’ perceived contextual goals and personal teaching goal orientation on classroom instructional approaches. Poster at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Strunk, K. K. (2011, May). The development of a new multidimensional measure of procrastination. Poster at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
Recent Regional/Local Presentations
Strunk, K. (2013, April). A method for meta-analytic confirmatory factor analysis. Presentation at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort
*Butler, T., *Walls, E., Strunk, K., & Montgomery, Y. (2013, April). Resiliency as a pathway of influence for childhood trauma on self-esteem. Poster at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort Worth, TX.
*Fletcher, K., *Robinson, D., Strunk, K., & Montgomery, Y. (2013, April). Differences in men and women’s self-esteem: Influences of childhood trauma and parental devaluation. Poster at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort Worth, TX.
*Albright, E. A., & Strunk, K. K. (2013, February). Reflections on emotional intelligence during adolescent years. Presentation at the OSU Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK.
*Fowlkes, C., & Strunk, K. (2013, February). Contributions of instructors’ encouragement and classroom opportunities for hands-on learning in predicting students’ value for STEM courses by instructor gender. Presentation at the OSU Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK.
Strunk, K. K. (2012, October). High stakes testing and narrowing the pathway to higher education. Presentation at the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Springfield, MO.
Strunk, K. K. (2012, October). Reproduction of gendered binaries and sexuality in education. Presentation at the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Springfield, MO.
Strunk, K. K. (2012, March). Creating Barriers to Accessing Higher Education: National Educational Policy and Ethnicity. Presentation at the Oklahoma Educational Studies Association, Stillwater, OK.
* indicates a student researcher advised by myself.
Selected Activities and Honors
Science Committee, APA Division 44, 2014-Present
Early Career Reviewer, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2013-Present
APAGS-CLGBTC Mentor, American Psychological Association, 2013-Present
Membership Committee, AERA Queer Studies SIG, 2013-Present
Convention Reviewer, APA Division 44, 2013-Present
Feature Editor, Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2012-Present
Convention Reviewer, AERA Divisions C, D, & Motivation SIG, 2012-Present
Convention Reviewer, NCME, 2012-Present
Selected Grants History
2014-2015 (Currently under review) American Psychological Foundation
Perceived Sexual Identity in Graduate School Applications: The Role of Subtle Cues in Application Packages on Faculty Ratings of Applicants
- § Proposal currently under review
- § Proposed funding amount: $15,000 (proposed)
- § Project role: Principle Investigator
2014-2017 (Currently under review), Institute for Educational Sciences
Multidimensional Assessment and Teaching to Encourage Retention in the Sciences
- Proposal currently under review
- Proposed funding amount: $1,426,387 (proposed)
- Project role: Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
2012, Oklahoma State University Graduate College
Building a New Model of Time-Related Academic Behavior
- Funding Source: Robberson Trust Dissertation Fellowship
- Funding Amount: $5000
The Contribution of Personality and Workplace Characteristics in Predicting Turnover Intention in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
- Funding amount: $6,000
- Project Role: Research Consultant and Statistician
American Educational Research Association
- Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology
- Critical Educators for Social Justice SIG
- Motivation in Education SIG
- Queer Studies SIG
National Council on Measurement in Education
APA Division 15: Educational Psychology
APA Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues
American Educational Studies Association