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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.


Vera, E., & Kenny, M.E. (2013). Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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. (2013). Relational influences.  In S.D. Brown and 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., & 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.

Di Fabio, A, & Kenny, M.E. (2012).  Emotional intelligence and perceived support among Italian high school students.  Journal of Career Development, 39, 459-473.

Di Fabio, A., &  Kenny, M. E. (2011). Promoting emotional intelligence and career decision making among Italian high school students. Journal of Career Assessment, 19, 21-34.

Kenny, M. E., Walsh-Blair, L., Blustein, L., Bempechat, J., & S, J. (2010). Achievement motivation among urban adolescents: Work hope, autonomy support, and achievement-related beliefs. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 77(2), 205-212.

Blustein, D., Murphy, K., Kenny, M. E., Jernigan, M., Perez-Gualdron, L., Castenda, T., Koepke, M., Urbano, A., & Davis, O. (2010). Exploring Urban Students’ Constructions about School, Work, Race and Ethnicity.  Journal of Counseling Psychology. 57(2), 248-254.

Kenny, M.E., Horne, A.M., Orpinas, P., & Reese, L.E. (Eds.). (2009). Realizing Social Justice: The Challenge of Preventive Interventions. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.


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