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Portrait of Katherine Raczynski

Contact Information

Office Location

G-10 Z Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Psychology University of Georgia 2012
M.A. Educational Psychology University of Georgia 2008

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2011 David Watts Scholar Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators
2010 School Psychology Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship APA Division 16
2009 Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Prevention Research Award APA Division 17, Prevention Section
2009 Counseling Psychology Research Proposal Award APA Division 17, Prevention Section
2008 First place, Quantitative Division University of Georgia College of Education Graduate Student Research Conference

Areas of Expertise

  • Bullying
  • School Climate
  • Adolescent Social Development
  • Longitudinal Design
  • Structural Equation Modeling

Research Summary

Dr. Raczynski’s research activities focus on understanding child, school, and community factors as they relate to promoting healthy student development and enhancing positive school climate. Specifically, three areas in which she has conducted research are (1) understanding trajectories of adolescent social, behavioral, and academic development, (2) evaluation of strategies to improve school climate and prevent bullying and mistreatment, and (3) improving data analysis techniques to advance Quantitative Methodology in the social sciences.