Kristin Duppong Hurley

Kristin Duppong Hurley

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Kristin Duppong Hurley

Research Professor

Ph.D., Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1999
M.A., Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1997
B.A., Psychology, Loras College, 1995

Kristin Duppong Hurley, is a research professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, and the co-director of the Academy for Child and Family Well Being. Her focus is on services research for youth with emotional and behavioral needs.

While she has worked in a variety of settings for youth from school-based prevention to residential care, Kristin's primary emphasis is on family-based intervention strategies to improve the behavioral, emotional, and academic functioning of at-risk youth. She is currently conducting a randomized clinical trial funded by IES on the effectiveness of the Parent Connectors intervention, a peer-to-peer support program for the parents of middle-school youth with emotional/behavioral needs. Parents in the intervention group receive weekly phone calls from a veteran parent mentor to help support families to successfully engage in school as well as community-based supports for their child. Kristin is also evaluating the effectiveness of the Boys Town In-Home Family Services program, where families of youth with emotional and behavioral needs receive services from Boys Town staff in their home to help with parenting, and family-support strategies to improve family functioning and child behavior.

Kristin's intervention studies allow her opportunities to focus on her interest in implementation and dissemination science. She is interested in examining factors related to participation, retention, and attrition in family and youth support interventions; methods for assessing the fidelity with which interventions are delivered; approaches to improve the supervision and monitoring of service delivery; and the role of therapeutic alliance on youth engagement and outcomes. She recently completed a fellowship with the Implementation and Dissemination Research Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, funded by the NIMH and the VA.

Kristin has received research funding from the Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Science (IES), the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), and research contracts from non-profit agencies.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
1998-99, Dissertation Award, College of Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale1997-98, Doctorate Fellowship, Southern Illinois University Carbondale1996-97, Masters Fellowship, Southern Illinois University Carbondale1995-96, Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society Fellowship1994-95, Gannon Award, Loras Psychology Department
Experience
2015-present, Research Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015-present, Co-Director, Academy of Child and Family Well-Being, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2011-15, Associate Research Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2010-13, Fellow with the Implementation and Dissemination Research Institute, Washington University in St. Louis2003-11, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1999-2003, Assistant Director of Prevention Research, Boys Town, Nebraska1996-99, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale1995, Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale1995-98, Applied Research Consultants, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Memberships
American Evaluation AssociationCouncil for Exceptional Children