I have research interests in several core areas of counseling psychology, including multiculturalism, counselor training and supervision, college student mental health services, and career development. I also enjoy doing research to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the college classroom.
A recent sample of selected publications and presentations can be found below. Some of these national presentations have involved UW-Green Bay student co-authors. Students who might be interested in pursuing a research assistantship with me should refer to the "Research Assistantships" link on this page.
Selected Presentations and Publications
Shepard, C., Vespia, K.M., Fitzpatrick, C., Kaufman, T., Tabers-Kwak, L, & Furlong, D. (2007). Inspiring students to create the future. Phi Delta Kappan, 89, 200-203.
Vespia, K.M. (2007). A national survey of small college counseling centers: Successes, issues, and challenges. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 22, 17-40.
Gurung, R.A.R., & Vespia, K.M. (2007). Looking good, teaching well? Linking liking, looks, and learning. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 5-10.
Vespia, K.M., & Sauer, E.M. (2006). Defining characteristic or unrealistic ideal: Historical and contemporary perspectives on scientist-practitioner training in counseling psychology. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 19, 229-251.
Vespia, K.M., Henschel, J., & Sabinahs, S.L. (2008, August). Problem-based learning: What is the impact on undergraduates' multicultural competence? Poster accepted for presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Vespia, K.M., & Martin, R.C. (2008, August). Can department blogs increase student engagement in large psychology programs? In R. Martin (Chair), Engaging students in large Psychology departments: Multifaceted approaches. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Fouad, N., Fitzpatrick, M., Vespia, K.M., Kantamneni, N., Chen, Y.-L., & Terry, S. (2007, August). Multicultural career counseling competencies: The current state of practice. Poster presented at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Vespia, K.M., Kratcha, K.E., & Lybert, E.L. (2007, August). Multicultural education: The impact on ethnocultural empathy and diversity attitudes. In K. Vespia (Chair), Changing student attitudes and behaviors: Pedagogical challenges, models, and results. Symposium conducted at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.