Kathleen McCallops portrait

Cohort: 2023

CEHD Dean's Scholar

Contact

kamcca@udel.edu

Advisor(s):

Ann Aviles

Specialization(s):

Adolescent Development

Research Interest(s)

Educational and Mental Health Outcomes, Food Insecurity, Housing Instability, Youth and Families

Kathleen McCallops

Kathleen McCallops is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware. She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Ann Aviles. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication from St. Lawrence University in 2014, she spent two years as a College Access Advisor in the Cleveland Public Schools. As an advisor, Kathleen provided students with information and resources to help them navigate the college process. Kathleen’s research continues to focus on youth as she is interested in the mental health and educational outcomes among youth and families experiencing housing instability and food insecurity.

Current Research

Thesis: The Relationship Between Mental Health Outcomes and Bullying Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness: The Role of Parental Support as a Moderator

Recent Publications

  • 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 Educationhttps://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, 284-295. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2018.1461452
  • Barnes, T, & McCallops, K., (2018, April 9) The importance of cultural competence in teaching social and emotional skills [Blog post].

Recent Presentations

  • McCallops, K., (2019, April). Using Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to address housing instability in U.S. public schools. Paper presented at the Steele Symposium, Newark, DE.
  • Barnes, T. N., McCallops, K., & Soriano, E. (April, 2019). Relationship between teachers’  emotional and cultural competence, self-efficacy in social-emotional learning beliefs, and  outcome expectancies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • McCallops, K., & Barnes, T. N. (2018, November).  Incorporating culturally responsive pedagogy within social emotional learning interventions in urban schools: An international review. Paper presented at the International Conference on Urban Education, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • McCallops, K., (2018, May). The relationship between bullying, suicide, and youth homelessness: The role of parent support as a moderator. Poster presented at the Steele Symposium, Newark, DE.
  • McCallops, K., & Sawyer Morris, G. (2017, June). Cultivating collaborative culture in doctoral student environments: An autoethnographic approach. Poster presented at International Association for Relationship Research, Syracuse, NY.
  • Sawyer Morris, G., & McCallops, K., (2017, April). Cultivating collaborative culture in doctoral student environments: An autoethnographic approach. Presented at University of Delaware Graduate Student Forum, Newark, DE.
  • Crosby-Currie, C.A., & McCallops, K., (2015, March). Factors that affect jurors’ use of inadmissible evidence. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Ann Aviles, University of Delaware (2018-Present)
  • 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

  • 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