Kathleen McCallops portrait

Cohort: 2023

CEHD Dean's Scholar

Contact

kamcca@udel.edu

Advisor(s):

Ann Aviles

Specialization(s):

Youth and Families

Research Interest(s)

Educational Opportunities, Food Insecurity, Housing Instability, Youth and Families

Kathleen McCallops

Kathleen McCallops is a Ph.D. student in the Human Development and Family Sciences program at the University of Delaware. She is a research assistant at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy and for the Street Participatory Action Research Health project. Kathleen uses quantitative, mixed methods, and participatory action research to examine how policies and practices impact educational opportunities, housing instability, and food insecurity among individuals, families, and communities. Kathleen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communication from St. Lawrence University in 2014. After graduation, she worked as an AmeriCorps college access advisor in the Cleveland Public Schools. Kathleen received a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Delaware in 2018.

Recent Publications

  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., Wolgast, H., & Glanz, K. (2020). Improving consumption and purchases of healthier foods in retail environments: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(20). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207524
  • Karpyn A., McCallops K., Wolgast H., Hepburn E. (2020) Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Healthy Food Access. In Leal Filho W., Azul A. M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (Eds), Partnerships for the Goals: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1-12). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71067-9_68-1
  • Aviles, A. M., McCallops, K., Hussain, M., Highberger, J., Ryding, R., Merriman-Nai, S., & May, H. (2020). Using Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to address housing instability in U.S. public schools. Journal of Children and Poverty. https://doi.org/10.1080/10796126.2020.1802649
  • Karpyn, A., Ritchie, L., Harpainter, P., Lessard, L., Tsai, M., Atkins, J., McCallops, K., Tracy, T., Woodward-Lopez, G, & Gosliner, W. (August 2020). Assessing the implementation of  kids’ meal healthy default beverage policies in the State of California and City of  Wilmington, Delaware (CAS059). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Healthy Eating Research. https://healthyeatingresearch.org/research/assessing-the-implementation-of-kids-meals-healthy-default-beverage-policies-in-the-state-of-california-and-city-of-wilmington-del/
  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., Wolgast, H., Tracy, T., McCoy, I., & Miller, N. (July 2020). Understanding Perceptions of University of Delaware’s Community Engagement: Feedback from Faculty and Staff (T20-013). Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, Newark, DE.
  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., Wolgast, H., Tracy, T., McCoy, I., & Miller, N. (July 2020). Understanding Perceptions of University of Delaware’s Community Engagement: Feedback from Students (T20-014). Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, Newark, DE.
  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., Wolgast, H., Tracy, T., McCoy, I., & Miller, N. (July 2 Understanding Perceptions of University of Delaware’s Community Engagement: Feedback from Community Partners (T20-015). Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, Newark, DE.
  • Jelenewicz, S. M., & McCallops, K. (November 2019). Evaluation of the Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) Program (T19-019.2). Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, Newark, DE.
  • McCallops, K. (2019, September 9). “I didn’t even know UD had a food pantry” [Blog post]. http://udreview.com/i-didnt-even-know-ud-had-a-food-pantry/?fbclid=IwAR2stK9_JvS0SEp0x8cxQS70YEVgwcEMKCkF3DdYtdsynTm0wgsG-PtScYQ
  • McCallops, K., Barnes, T. N., Berte, I., Fenniman, J., Jones, I., Navon, R., & Nelson, M. (2019). Incorporating culturally responsive pedagogy within social-emotional learning interventions in urban schools: An international systematic review. International Journal of Educational Research, 94, 11-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2019.02.007
  • Barnes, T. N., & McCallops, K. (2019). Perceptions of culturally responsive pedagogy in teaching SEL. Journal of Multicultural Education, 13(1), 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/JME-07-2017-0044
  • Barnes, T. N., Cipriano, C., McCallops, K., Cuccini-Harmon, C., & Rivers, S. E. (2018). Examining the relationship between perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, school support and teacher and paraeducator’s well-being in a residential school setting. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 23(3), 284-295. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2018.1461452

Recent Presentations

  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., Tracy, T., & Wolgast, H., (2020, October 25-28). Outcomes from an institution-wide community engagement framework: Comparing perspectives across student, faculty, and community partners [Paper presentation]. 2020 Assessment Institute, held virtually.
  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., & Wolgast, H. (2020, October 15). Taking the pulse of community engagement [Invited presentation]. Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting, held virtually.
  • Karpyn, A., & McCallops, K. (2020, March 5). Findings from the University Community Engagement Survey [Invited presentation]. University of Delaware Provost’s Symposium on Engaged Scholarship, Newark, DE.
  • Karpyn, A., McCallops, K., & Glanz, K. (2020, January 29). Improving consumption and purchases of healthy foods in retail environments: A systematic review of grocery store interventions [Paper presentation]. Healthy Retail Research Convening, Washington, DC.
  • McCallops, K., & Aviles, A. M. (2019, November 2-5). Bullying, suicidality, and youth homelessness: The role of parent support [Paper presentation]. National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference, Washington, DC.
  • McCallops, K. (2019, April 12). Using Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to address housing instability in U.S. public schools [Paper presentation]. University of Delaware Steele Symposium, Newark, DE.
  • Barnes, T. N., McCallops, K., & Soriano, E. (2019, April 5-9). Relationship between teachers’ emotional and cultural competence, self-efficacy in social-emotional learning beliefs, and outcome expectancies [Paper presentation]. American Educational Research Association Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • McCallops, K., & Barnes, T. N. (2018, November 8-10). Incorporating culturally responsive pedagogy within social emotional learning interventions in urban schools: An international review [Paper presentation]. International Conference on Urban Education, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • McCallops, K., (2018, May 11). The relationship between bullying, suicide, and youth homelessness: The role of parent support as a moderator [Poster presentation]. University of Delaware Steele Symposium, Newark, DE.
  • McCallops, K., & Sawyer Morris, G. (2017, June 23-25). Cultivating collaborative culture in doctoral student environments: An autoethnographic approach [Poster presentation]. International Association for Relationship Research Mini Conference, Syracuse, NY.
  • Sawyer Morris, G., & McCallops, K. (2017, April 13). Cultivating collaborative culture in doctoral student environments: An autoethnographic approach [Paper presentation]. University of Delaware Graduate Student Forum, Newark, DE.
  • Crosby-Currie, C. A., & McCallops, K. (2015, March 5-7). Factors that affect jurors’ use of inadmissible Evidence [Paper presentation]. Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • McCallops, K. (2014, May 2). Factors that affect jurors’ use of inadmissible evidence [Paper presentation]. St. Lawrence University Festival of Science, Canton, NY.

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Ann Aviles, University of Delaware (2020-Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Allison Karpyn, Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, (2019-Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Ann Aviles, University of Delaware (2018-2019)
  • Co-Instructor, HDFS201: Lifespan Development, University of Delaware (2018)
  • Lab Coordinator, The Yale RELATE lab, University of Delaware (2017-2018)
  • Dissertation Research Assistant, Dr. Sara Shaw, University of Delaware (2017)
  • Teaching Assistant, HDFS 435: Programs for Children with Exceptionalities and HDFS 414: Guidance and Behavior Support, University of Delaware (2016-2018)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Tia Barnes, University of Delaware (2016-2018)
  • College Access Advisor, College Now Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2014-2016)
  • Behavior Management Counselor, Cleveland Clinic Summer Treatment Program, Cleveland, OH (2013)
  • Crisis Hotline Counselor, Reachout Crisis Hotline, Potsdam, NY (2012-2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Love of Learning Award, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Summer Doctoral Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Amy Rextrew Graduate Student Award, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Delaware (2019)
  • Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Delaware (2018-Present)
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of Delaware (2018-Present)
  • 1st Place Graduate Poster Award, Steele Symposium, College of Education and Human Development, University of Delaware (2018)
  • Dean’s Scholar, College of Education and Human Development, University of Delaware (2016-Present)

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Past Education

  • M.S., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Delaware (2018) Thesis: The relationship between bullying, suicidality, and youth homelessness: The role of parent support as a moderator
  • B.S., Psychology, and Performance and Communication Arts, St. Lawrence University (2014)
    Senior honors thesis: Factors that affect juror’s use of inadmissible evidence