Pamela Kidder-Ashley

Research Interests

Currently, I have two main projects underway. The first project examines correlates of bullying in high school and college, including mental health and personality factors as well as targets’ coping strategies. The second is a collaborative project—with Drs. Sandy Gagnon and Tim Huelsman—that examines ecological correlates of social competence in preschool students, including student-teacher relationship quality and student-specific teaching stress.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Representative Publications

  • Gagnon, S. G., Huelsman, T. J., & Kidder-Ashley, P. (in press). Preschool student-teacher relationships and student-specific teaching stress. Early Childhood Education Journal.
  • Yarbrough, J. L., Cannon, L., Bergman, S., Kidder-Ashley, P., McCane-Bowling, S. (2016). Let the data speak: Gender differences in math curriculum–based measurement. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0734282916649122
  • Huelsman, T. J., Gagnon, S. G., Kidder-Ashley, P., & Griggs, M. S. (2014).. Preschool temperament assessment: A quantitative assessment of the validity of Behavioral Style Questionnaire data. Early Education and Development.
  • Fearrington, J. Y., Parker, P. D., Kidder-Ashley, P., McCane-Bowling, S; Gagnon, S, & Sorrell, C. (2013). Gender differences in written expression curriculum-based measurement in third through eighth grade students. Psychology in the Schools.
  • Gagnon, S. G., Huelsman, T. J., Reichard, A. E., Kidder-Ashley, P., Bollinger, J., & Griggs, M. S. (2014). Help me play! Parental behaviors, child temperament, and preschool peer play. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Fearrington, J. Y., Kidder-Ashley, P., & Dickerson, L. D. (2012). Best practices in supporting children following industrial and man-made disasters. In S. Brock & S. Jimerson (Eds.), Best practices in crisis prevention and intervention in the schools. (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Association of School Psychologists.

Presentations

  • Kidder-Ashley, P., Patel, N, Ray, M, & Gagnon, S. G. (2018, February). Bullying and Mental Health Outcomes from High School to College. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
  • Knight, E. L., & Kidder-Ashley, P. (2016, July). Supporting parents in rural Appalachia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International School Psychology Association, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
  • Knight, E. L., Kidder-Ashley, P., Gagnon S. G., & Huelsman, T. J. (2015, October). Intergenerational parenting styles: Consistency of parenting styles across generations in a rural community. Lightning Talk presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina School Psychology Association, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Kidder-Ashley, P. Hinshaw, M. T., Stroud, E. C. (2015, February). Bullying and mental health outcomes from high school to college. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
  • Gagnon, S. G., Huelsman, T.J., Schaftlein, K., & Kidder-Ashley, P. (2013, February). Understanding teachers' experiences: Student-teacher relationships and teaching stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Braun, L., Fearrington, J. Y., Kidder-Ashley, P., & Masland, L. C. (2012, February). Predictive validity of reading curriculum-based measures and high stakes testing. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dickerson, L., Fearrington, J. Y., Kidder-Ashley, P., McCane-Bowling, S., Gagnon, S. G., Sorrell, C. A. (2012, February). Performance differences in mathematics curriculum-based measurement across gender. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struby, J., Gagnon, S.G., Kidder-Ashley, P., Huelsman, Reichard, A. E. (2011, February). Child temperament and parenting styles: predictors of preschool social competence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gagnon, S. G., Kidder-Ashley, P., Huelsman, T.J., Struby, J., Bollinger, J., Schaftlein, K. (2011, February). Understanding and measuring teaching stress and student-teacher relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Teaching and Research Awards

  • Recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award, 2011
  • Nominated for Board of Governor's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005
  • Nominated for College of Arts & Sciences Advising Award in 2002, 2005
  • Nominated for College of Arts & Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 1999
Title: Professor
Department: Department of Psychology

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Phone: (828) 262-8928

Office address
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