Kristina N. LaVenia

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy, Florida State University, 2015. Dissertation: Professional Development Impacts on Elementary Principals’ Attitudes Toward Reform: A Randomized Control Trial

M.A. Guidance and Counseling, University of West Alabama, 2005

B.Ed. Psychology, Florida State University, 1994

COURSES TAUGHT

EDAS 6210: Introduction to Organizational Change

EDLS 7750: Proposal Development

EDFI 6420 Research in Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Educator professional development, learner motivation and engagement, effective leadership for at-risk student populations, job satisfaction, and program evaluation

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Vandersall, K., Vruwink, M., & LaVenia K. (2012). Master’s Degrees and Teacher Effectiveness: New Evidence from State Assessments. Research brief prepared for Walden University by Arroyo Research Services, Inc.

LaVenia, K.N., Lang, L. B., LaVenia, M., & Schoen, R. (in preparation). Professional Development Impacts on Elementary Principals’ Attitudes Toward Reform: Report on a Randomized Control Trial.

UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2016     Research Development Council Committee Member at Bowling Green State University

2016     Curriculum Committee Member at Bowling Green State University

2016     Development/Advancement Committee Member at Bowling Green State University

2016     Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3): United States Department of Education; Evaluation Reviewer

2016     Reviewer for Investigations in Mathematics Learning

2015     Office of Family Assistance (OFA): 2015 Healthy Marriage (HM) Grant Reviewer