How can we cultivate academic and socioemotional development among children, adolescents, and families? Maureen E. Kenny seeks these answers, examining the individual and contextual factors that promote positive growth. Her expertise includes school and community-based interventions for marginalized youth, whole child education, student motivation, and how academic challenges evolve through shifts in technology, globalization, and workforce opportunities.
Kenny joined the Lynch School in 1988. She served as Dean from 2013–2016, as Interim Dean from 2011–2013, as Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs from 2007–2011, and as chair of the CDEP department from 1997–2000.
An author of dozens of publications, Kenny has delivered more than 100 presentations and possesses 20 years of clinical experience. She has served on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist and the Journal of Counseling Psychology.
In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Counseling Psychology. Kenny earned her doctorate in Professional Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.