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Kristi Lynn Cordell-McNulty, Ph.D.

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Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

Assistant Professor
M.S. Director, Applied Psychology
  • Ph.D., (2009) Educational and Developmental Psychology, University of Florida 
  • M.S., (2005) Psychology, Shippensburg University
  • B.S., (2004) Computer Science, Shippensburg University               
  • Undergraduate: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Educational Psychology
  • Graduate: Adolescent Psychology, Educational Psychology                 

My main research area is increasing academic success and preventing attrition among college students through motivational and social support factors. In particular I am interested in parental involvement in college education, social support from family, peers, and instructors, identity, and academic motivation. 

  • Cordell-McNulty, K., & Ashton, P. (2009, May). A bioecological model of college student retention. Paper presented at the American Institute of Higher Education Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Cordell-McNulty, K., & Ashton, P. (2009, April). Collegestudent entry characteristics and academic self-efficacy in university and community college students. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Linderholm, T., Zhao, Q., Therriault, D. J., & Cordell-McNulty, K. (2008). Metacomprehension effects situated within an anchoring and adjustment framework. Metacognition and Learning, 3, 175-188.
  • Cordell-McNulty, K., & Ashton, P. (2008, March). Relationship of perceived social support to self-efficacy and achievement in community college students. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.                   

At ASU since 2009.

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