I have over 13 years of experience in research and evaluation for educational programs for youth and adults and grant programs. My background includes public health, clinical outcomes research, continuing medical education, and formal and informal K-12 education. I also specialize in proposal and grant writing. I currently am the lead evaluator for a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) teacher professional development program and am the co-director of an i3 focused on building a digital serious game that foster middle and high school student motivation for school success. I also am the lead evaluator for CosmoQuest education programs. My professional interests include youth and educator identity development and career preparation and decision-making. I have developed a measure of students seeing themselves as pursuing STEM education and careers. For more information, please contact me.
Neri, E., Stringer, K. J., Spadaro, A., Ballman, M., & Grunbaum, J. (2014). Common pathways toward informing policy and environmental strategies to promote health: A study of CDC’s Prevention Research Centers. Health Promotion and Practice. doi: 10.1177/1524839914553593
Stringer, K. J., & Kerpelman, J. L. (2014). Career identity in community college students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38, 310‒322.
Stringer, K. J., Kerpelman, J. L., & Skorikov, V. B. (2012). A longitudinal examination of career preparation and adjustment during the transition from high school. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1343‒1354.
Stringer, K. J., Kerpelman, J. L., & Skorikov, V. B. (2011). Career preparation: A longitudinal, process-oriented examination. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 158‒169.
Stringer, K. J., & Kerpelman, J. L. (2010). Career identity development in college students: Decision-making, parental support, and work experience. Identity: An International Journal of Research and Theory, 10, 181‒200.
Adler-Baeder, F., Russell, C., Lucier-Greer, M., Bradford, A., Kerpelman, J., Pittman, J., Ketring, S., Smith, T., & Stringer, K. J. (2010). Thriving in stepfamilies: Exploring competence and well-being among African American youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 396‒398.
Stringer, K. J. (2010). Career Preparation during the Transition from High School (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from [Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations].
Kerpelman, J. L., Pittman, J., Adler-Baeder, F., Stringer, K. J., Eryigit, S., Cadely, H. S., & Harrell-Levy, M. (2009). What adolescents bring to and learn from relationships education classes: Does social address matter? Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 9, 95‒112.
Stringer, K. J. (2007). Career decision making: Implications for Emerging Adults’ Career Identity Development (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from [Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations].