Janis KupersmidtJanis Kupersmidt

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Karen BurnsKaren Burns

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Kim GosnellKim Gosnell

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Kelsey HallattKelsey Hallatt

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Cody HiattCody Hiatt

Cody Hiatt

Bud LaveryBud Lavery

Bud Lavery

Elyse KeefeElyse Keefe

Elyse Keefe

Christina V. MalikChristina V. Malik

Christina V. Malik

Alison ParkerAlison Parker

Alison Parker

Sarah RabinerSarah Rabiner

Sarah Rabiner

Tracy M. ScullTracy M. Scull

Tracy M. Scull

Rebecca StelterRebecca Stelter

Rebecca Stelter

Katie StumpKatie Stump

Katie Stump

Richard Van HornRichard Van Horn

Richard Van Horn

Ashley WebbAshley Webb

Ashley Webb

Katie Stump, Research Scientist

Katie Stump, PhD
iRT Research Scientist
Doctorate in Developmental Psychology,
University of Kansas

Katie Stump, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at innovation Research & Training. Dr. Stump received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of Kansas with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. Her broad research interests include children’s peer relations and social development with a specific focus on power dynamics and friendship networks. At iRT, Dr. Stump’s work has concentrated on mentoring of at-risk youth.

Currently, Dr. Stump is the Project Director for the Mentee Risk Status and Mentor Training project, an OJJDP-funded project designed to develop a youth relationship risk tool that can be used by mentoring programs and to create research-based, best practice recommendations about the most effect methods of mentor training and support.


Stump, K. N. , Ratliff, J. M., & Hawley, P. H. (under review) A dyadic analysis of power and friendship functioning .

Stump, K. N. , Howard, W. J., & Gallagher, M. W. (2012) Dyadic analyses in SEM. [Available at]

Hawley, P. H., Stump, K. N. , & Ratliff, J. M. (2011) Sidestepping the jingle fallacy: Bullying, aggression, and the importance of knowing the difference. In D. Espelage & S. Swearer (Eds.), Bullying in North American Schools (pp. 101-115). New York: Routledge.

Stump, K. N. Ratliff, J. M., Wu, Y. P., & Hawley, P. H. (2009) Theories of social competence from the top-down to the bottom-up: A case for considering foundational human needs. In J. M. Matson (Ed.), Social behavior and skills in children (pp. 23-37). New York: Springer.

Gallagher, M. W., Howard, W. J., & Stump, K. N. (2009) Longitudinal mediation within SEM. [Available at]

Little, T. D., McConnell, E. K., Howard, W. J., & Stump, K. N. (2008) Missing data in large data projects. [Available at]