Dr. Kennedy's scholarly interests include: grade retention, program evaluation, best practices in alternative education settings, delinquency, recidivism of juvenile offenders, strength-based school psychology, culturally competent practice, LGBTQ students, and the international practice of school psychology. She is a member of CASP-V (the Consortium to Advance School Psychology in Vietnam) and has facilitated a training workshop on school psychology in Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Kennedy has recently co-authored a book on school-based supports for LGBTQ students (Responsive School Practices to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students and Families), which will be released in early 2012.
Supporting LGBTQ youth in school settings, teaching multicultural competence in school psychologists and school counselors, and the international practice of school psychology.
Kennedy, K. (under review). Accessing community resources: Providing support for all. In E. Fisher & K. Kermosa-Hawkins (Eds.) Creating school environments to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families: A handbook for school professionals. New York: Routledge.
Fisher, E. & Kennedy, K. (2012, August). Developing positive school and classroom climates for LGBTQ students and families. Workshop presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Orlando, FL.
Fisher, E. & Kennedy, K. (2012, March). Strategies for individual counseling with LGBTQ students. Workshop presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Convention, Costa Mesa, CA.
Fisher, E., & Kennedy, K. (2012). Responsive practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and families. New York: Routledge.
Dodd, J. L, Campo, A., Montgomery, J. & Kennedy, K. (2011). Perspective-taking through narratives: An intervention for students with ASD. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 33(1), 23-33.
Fisher, E., Kennedy, K., & Morrison, G. (2011). Contemporary approaches to assessing school discipline. In S. Jimerson, A. Nickerson, M. Mayer, & M. Furlong (Eds.) Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice, 2nd Edition (pp. 305-316). New York: Routledge.
Busse, R.T., & Kennedy K. (2011, April). Methods of assessing response to intervention. Presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Convention, Costa Mesa, CA.
Kennedy, K. & Komosa-Hawkins, K. (2011, April). Creating school environments to support LGBT students and families. Workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Chicago, IL.
Kennedy, K. & Fisher, E. (2010). Bisexual students in secondary schools: understanding unique experiences and developing responsive practices. Journal of Bisexuality, 10, 472-485.
Graydon, K., Belisle, V., & Olvera, P. (2010, June). Navigating the job hunt and thriving as a new school psychologist. Presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Convention, Azusa, CA.