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.

Selected Publications

 Selected Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals 

*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
Worth, TX.

*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


Professional Affiliations

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