Kamden K. Strunk

Assistant Professor

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Office: 4018 Haley Center

Department: Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center, Auburn, AL 36849

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Phone: (334) 844-3084

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Academic Areas

Educational Psychology

Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment


Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, 2012, Oklahoma State University

M.S. in Psychology, 2009, Evangel University

B.A. in Psychology, Biblical Studies, and Biblical Languages, 2007, Evangel University

Professional Experience

2015 - Present

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

2013 - 2015

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

2010 - 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, Oklahoma State University

2010 - 2011

Statistician and Research Consultant, University of Tulsa

2008 - 2009

Clinical Research Assistant, Banyan Group, Inc

Teaching Interests

- Quantitative methods (Design and Analysis I (ERMA 7300); Design and Analysis II (ERMA 7310); Design and Analysis III (ERMA 8320); and Nonparametric Data Analysis (ERMA 8330))
- Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity (ERMA 7410)
- Basic Methods in Educational Research (ERMA 7200)

Research Interests

- Social justice and equity in education
- LGBTQ issues and queer studies in higher education
- Race and racism in higher education
- Motivation theory, especially expectancy-value theory and achievement goal theory
- Quantitative methodologies
- Meta-analytic confirmatory factor analysis (MA-CFA)
- Research methods for social justice and equity

Dr. Strunk's ongoing projects include: 1) community-based participatory research with LGBTQ individuals in Alabama to understand identity development and mental health processes; 2) research on higher education climate around equity and justice, especially around race, gender identities, and sexual identities; 3) measurement research using novel statistical techniques to evaluate motivation scales and theories.