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Lynch School of Education

Maureen E. Kenny

dean, lynch school of education
professor, counseling, developmental, and educational psychology

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Campion Hall
Room 101

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A., Brown University


Relational factors as contributors to school engagement and career development among urban high school youth.

Preventive interventions for promoting healthy academic, social and physical development among urban elementary school children.


Kenny, M. E., Medvide, M. B., Minor, K. A., Walsh-Blair, L., Bempechat, J., Seltzer, J, & Blustein, D. (2015). A qualitative inquiry of the roles, responsibilities and relationships within work-based learning supervision. Journal of Career Development, 42, 117-132.

Kenny, M. E., & Minor, A. (2015). Promoting healthy and effective relationships among school-aged children and youth. In C. Juntunen & Schwartz, J. (2015). Counseling across the Lifespan: Prevention and Treatment (2nd edition, pp. 55-71). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Di Fabio, A., & Kenny, M. E. (2015). The contributions of emotional intelligence and social support for adaptive career progress among Italian youth. Journal of Career Development, 42, 48-59.

Kozan, S., Di Fabio, A., Blustein, D., & Kenny, M. E. (2014). The Role of Social Support and Work-Related Factors on the School Engagement of Italian High School Students. Journal of Career Assessment, 22, 345-354.

Bempechat, J., Kenny, M., E., Blustein, D.L., & Seltzer, J.R.  (2014). Fostering Positive Youth Development through Work-Based Learning: The Cristo Rey Model. In D.S. Shernoff & J. Bempechat (Eds.), Engaging youth in schools: Empirically-based models to guide future innovationsNational Society for the Study of Education, Volume 113, Issue 1, pp. 232-252. New York: Teachers College Press.

Blustein, D.L., Kenny, M. E., & Kozan, S. (2014). Education and work as human birthrights: Eradicating poverty through knowledge, innovation, and collaboration, In United Nations Development Program (Ed.), Barriers to and opportunities for poverty reduction: Prospects for private sector led interventions. Istanbul: UNDP Istanbul Center for Private Sector in Development.

Di Fabio, A., Kenny, M. E., & Minor, K. (2014). Emotional intelligence in Italy. In M. Furlong, R. Gillman, & E. S. Huebner (Eds), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools. (2nd ed, pp. 450-464). NY: Routledge, Taylor, & Francis.

Kenny, M. E., & Medvide, M. B. (2013). Relational influences. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work (2nd edition). (pp. 329-356). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

Kenny, M. E. (2013).  The promise of work as a component of educational reform. In D. Blustein (Ed), Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working: An Inclusive Psychology for the 21st Century. (pp. 273-291). NY:  Oxford.

Kenny, M. E., & Medvide, M. B. (2012).  Prevention in pursuit of social justice.  In E. Vera (Ed), Oxford handbook of prevention in counseling psychology. (pp. 125-140). NY:  Oxford.

Kenny, M. E., & Walsh-Blair, L. (2012). Educational development: Applications. In N. Fouad (Ed.), Handbook of counseling psychology, volume 2, Practice, Intervention and Applications (pp. 29-55). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.



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