- B.A., Psychology, Georgia State University
- Ph.D., Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Research and Project Interests
- Positive Youth Development
- Educational Access and Transitions
- Marginalized Populations
PSY 1301 Introduction to Psychological Sciences
PSY 3302 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 3401 Research Methods & Statistics 1
Principal Investigator, Texans’ Transition to College, 2016-2017, Texas OnCourse Research Network ($10,000)
Co-Principal Investigator, eRACE: Examining Race, Academics, Contexts, and Equality, 2015-2017, William T. Grant Scholars Program: Minority Mentoring Grant ($85,000)
Recipient, Rom Rhome International Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin, 2016
Minor, K.A., & Benner, A.D. (2017). School climate and college enrollment for Black adolescents: Moving beyond college-going culture. The Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Kenny, M. E., Catraio, C., Bempechat, J., Minor, K. A., Olle, C., Blustein, D. L., & Seltzer, J. (2016). Preparation for meaningful work and life: Urban high school youth’s reflections on work-based learning one year post-graduation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 286.
Minor, K. A. (2015). Teachers’ expectations of students. In Scarlett, W.G. (Ed.) Classroom Management: An A-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kenny, M. E. & Minor, K. A. (2015a). Promoting healthy and effective relationships among school-aged children and youth. In Juntunen, C. & Schwartz, J. (Eds.) Counseling across the Lifespan: Prevention and Treatment (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kenny, M. E. & Minor, K. A. (2015b). Developing self and resilience for an uncertain future: Positive youth development. In Di Fabio, A. & Bernaud, J.L. (Eds.) Psychological Construction of the Identity in 21st Century: A New Intervention Theory for Self-developing in Turbulent Times. Hauppage, N.Y.: Nova Science.
Kenny, M.E., Medvide, M.B., Minor, K. A., Walsh-Blair, L., Bempechat, J., Seltzer, J., & Blustein, D.L. (2015). A qualitative inquiry of the roles, responsibilities, and relationships within work-based learning supervision. Journal of Career Development.42, 117-132. First published on July 17, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0894845314543496
Di Fabio, A., Kenny, M.E., & Minor, K. A. (2014). Emotional intelligence: School-based research and practice in Italy. In Furlong, M. J., Gilman, R. & Huebner, E. S. (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology in the Schools (450-464). New York, NY: Routeledge.
Lerner, J. V., Bowers, E. P., Minor, K., Lewin-Bizan, S., Boyd, M. J., Mueller, M. K., Schmid, K. L., Napolitano, C. M., & Lerner, R. M. (2012). Positive youth development: Processes, philosophies, and programs. In R. M. Lerner, M. A., Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 6: Developmental Psychology (2nd edition). Editor-in-chief: I. B. Weiner. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Bowers, E. P., Geldhof, G. J., Schmid, K. L., Napolitano, C. M., Minor, K., & Lerner, J. V. (2012). Relationships with important nonparental adults and positive youth development: An examination of youth self-regulatory strengths as mediators. Research in Human Development, 9(4), 298-316.
- American Educational Research Association
- American Psychological Association
- Compact for Faculty Diversity
- International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
- Society for Research on Adolescence
- Society for Research on Child Development
- Society for the Study of Human Development