Dr. Dawn K. Kriebel

Dr. Dawn K. Kriebel
Title: 
Professor of Psychology
Office: 
Loyola Hall 340
Phone Extension: 
3292
Email Address: 
dkriebel@immaculata.edu
Education: 
  • B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, West Chester University, May 1996 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Ph.D., Human Development, University of Maryland College Park, August 2002
Teaching Philosophy: 

I believe that the greatest amount of learning takes place when students are engaged and aware of how course material relates to their own lives; consequently, my teaching incorporates myriad approaches to maintain students' attention and to help them see their own lives in what they are studying.

Biography: 

Dr. Kriebel is an applied developmental psychologist who enjoys applying the principles of developmental psychology to the study of challenges that many children face (e.g., poverty, maltreatment, experience in foster care, etc.).  Such research can be used to inform intervention programs as well as state and federal policies.

Dr. Kriebel has taught in Immaculata's Department of Psychology since 2002.

Courses Taught: 
  • PSY 205 Child Development
  • PSY 324 Lifespan Development
  • HPM 307 Adult Development and Life Assessment
  • PSY 419 Seminar in Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology
  • PSY 418 The History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY 308 (HON) Children and Societies Worldwide
  • PSY 316/317 Pre-Professional Internship, Honors Colloquium
  • PSY 206 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Other Teaching Experience:

  • Taught Developmental Psychology at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA in fall 2003
  • Taught Human Development and Societal Institutions at University of Maryland's Department of Human Development from fall 2001 to spring 2002
Research Interests: 
  • Children at risk
Publications: 
  • Kriebel, D.K., Wigfield, A., Riley, D., Krebs, M., & Marklin, J.  (2002).  Preparing for permanency:  Results from a therapeutic intervention with foster children in the midst of permanency planning. Adoption Quarterly, 6 (2), 59-65.
  • Harden, B.J., Clyman, R., Kriebel, D.K., & Lyons, M.E. (2004).  Kith and kin care:  Parental attitudes and resources of foster and relative caregivers. Children and Youth Services Review, 26 (7) 657-671.
  • Kriebel, D.K.  (2009).  Money can’t buy you happiness:  Here’s what will.  Immaculata Magazine, Vol XIV, No. 2.
  • Kriebel, D.K. & Wentzel, K.R.  (2011).  Parenting as a moderator of cumulative risk for behavioral competence in adoptive children. Adoption Quarterly, 41 (1), 37 – 60.
  • *Kriebel, D.K,, Whitten, K., & Mercer, B.  (2011).  Beliefs and knowledge about adoption among mental health professionals. Under review.

Presentations:

  • *Kriebel, D.K., Jimenez, S., & Brown, E.  (2011, April).  The efficacy of support groups in alleviating post-partum depression among low-income women.  Poster session presented at 22nd annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium at Saint Joseph’s University.  Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Kriebel, D.K., & Webster, A.  (2010, March).  Characteristics of adoptees in psychiatric populations.  Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.
  • *Kriebel, D.K., Connell, A., & Fayewicz, K.  (2007, April).  The long shadow of parenting:  A longitudinal study on the effect of child-centered parenting on adoptive children.   Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kriebel, D.K.  (2005, April).  Friendship and competence in adoptive children.  Poster session presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Kriebel, D.K., Whitten, K., Gabala, M., White, T., & Vasinda, J.  (2004, April).  Beliefs and knowledge about adoption among mental health professionals.  Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Kriebel, D.K.  (2003, April).  Parenting as a moderator of cumulative risk for academic and social competence in adoptive children.  Poster session presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  • Kriebel, D. K.  (2002, April).  Risk and resilience in adoptive children.  Paper presented at the 12th Graduate Research Interaction Day Interdisciplinary Conference. College Park, MD.
  • Kriebel, D.K., Lyons, Mary E., Harden, B.J., & Clyman, R.  (2001, April).  Kith and kin care:  Parental attitudes and resources of foster and relative caregivers.  Poster session presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Harden, B. J., Lyons, M. & Kastanek [Kriebel], D.  (2000, July).  A profile in resilience:  Young children in foster care.  Poster session presented at the 5th National Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Harden, B.J., Clyman, R., Levy, R., Lyons, M. & Kastanek [Kriebel], D.  (1999, August).  Kinship and traditional foster parents:  What are the differences? Paper presented at the meeting of the Child Welfare League of America, Atlanta, GA.
Grants: 
  • Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, The Efficacy of Support Groups in Alleviating Postpartum Depression Among Low-Income Women.  (Principal Investigator:  Dawn Kriebel), 2011 – 2012.  (Total support:  $1,940)
  • National Institutes of Health, Mini-Grant for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Adoption-Specific Issues Among Mental Health Professionals – Extension of Previous Study. (Principal Investigator: Dawn Kriebel), January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004.  (Total support: $5,195)
  • National Institutes of Health, Mini-Grant for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Adoption-Specific Issues Among Mental Health Professionals.  (Principal Investigator: Dawn Kriebel), January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003.  (Total support: $6,800)
  • Graduate Research Interaction Day Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Maryland, Honors with Distinction Research Award.  April 2002. ($300)
  • Human Development Dissertation Award, University of Maryland.  Parenting as a Moderator of Cumulative Risk for Academic and Social Competence in Adoptive Children.  September 2001.  (Total support: $2,500).
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Psychological Association Member, Division 2 (The Teaching of Psychology)
  • Eastern Psychological Association
Awards: 
  • Selected for 2004-2005 24th Edition (2004-2005) of Marquis Who's Who of American Women.
  • Nominated for Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, March 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012

Other Professional Experience:

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Reviewer for several academic publishers

Service:

  • Foster Parent Training, March 2004. Socio-emotional Competence in Adoptive Children.  Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children.  West Chester, PA.
  • Interview on WCOJ 1240 AM with Matt DiFazio about the Virginia Tech shootings, April 20, 2007.
Dissertation: 

"Parenting as a Moderator of Cumulative Risk for Academic and Social Competence in Adoptive Children"


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