Katie Stump, Ph.D.

Research Scientist 
She/Her/Hers
kstump@irtinc.us

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OVERVIEW

Dr. Stump is a Research Scientist at iRT with a background in developmental and quantitative psychology. Her research focuses on youth mentoring and prevention. Specifically, she has examined the associations between mentoring program practices and outcomes, such as internalizing and externalizing indicators. She has conducted research on mentoring program practices broadly, and on program practices focused on serving special populations of youth, such as youth in foster care and children who have a parent who have been incarcerated. Dr. Stump has also examined the roles of cumulative risk and age in predicting early termination of mentoring relationships. She has served as a statistician on numerous grant- and contract-funded evaluations of mentoring programs and is working to develop mentor training for programs implementing STEM mentoring.

Dr. Stump has also published in the areas of adolescent peer relations and social competence.

BACKGROUND

Ph.D., 2012, Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas
M.S., 2007, Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
B.A (magna cum laude), 2004, Psychology, University of Notre Dame

PUBLICATIONS

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Stump, K. N. (2020). Establishing effective STEM mentoring relationships through mentor training. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1111/nyas.14470

Kremer, K. P., Poon, C. Y. S., Jones, C. L., Hagler, M. A., Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., & Rhodes, J. E. (2020). Risk and Resilience among Children with Incarcerated Parents: Examining Heterogeneity in Delinquency and School Outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-020-01822-1.

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2018). Mentoring program enhancements supporting effective mentoring of children of incarcerated parents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62,163-174.

Stelter, R. L., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Stump, K. N. (2018). Supporting mentoring relationships of youth in foster care: Do program practices predict match length? American Journal of Community Psychology, 61, 398-410.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stelter, R. L., Rhodes, J. E., & Stump, K. N. (2017). Enhancing mentor efficacy and preparedness through web-based, pre-match training. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 7(3).

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2017). Predictors of premature match closure in youth mentoring relationship. American Journal of Community Psychology, 59, 25-35.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2017). Mentoring program practices as predictors of match longevity. Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 630-645.

Stump, K. N., Ratliff, J. M., & Hawley, P. H. (2015). A dyadic analysis of power and friendship functioning. Journal of Relationships Research, 6, 1-12.

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.

PRESENTATIONS

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Stump, K. N. (2018, July). Examples of implementation of different quality improvement methods. Workshop presented at the annual meeting for the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring, Portland, OR. 

Kupersmidt, J. B., & Stump, K. N. (2018, July). Creating standards for the youth mentoring field and their relation to quality improvement. Workshop presented at the annual meeting for the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring, Portland, OR. 

Stump, K. N. (2018, April). Exploring the variability in how youth and families experience caregiver incarceration. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2018, April). Exploring heterogeneity of caregiver incarceration and its association with youth function. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Rhodes, J. E., & Stelter, R. L. (2018, April). Behavioral and emotional adjustment of children of incarcerated parents based upon exposure to risk and protective factors. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Stelter, R. L., Stump, K. N., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018, April). Mentoring program enhancements supporting effective mentoring of children of incarcerated parents. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Kupersmidt, J. B., Stump, K. N., Stelter, R. L., & Rhodes, J. E. (2018, January). Caregiver incarceration characteristics and youth outcomes: Preliminary findings. Paper presented at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC.

Stump, K. N., & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2015, January). Effective program practices in mentoring programs serving at-risk youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the National Mentoring Summit, Washington, DC.

Stump, K. N., & Hawley, P. H. (2014, March). The role of school transition in adolescent power hierarchies and friendship network dynamics. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Stump, K. N. (2014, January). Predicting premature closure in mentoring relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the National Mentoring Summit, Washington, DC.

Upton, S., Stump, K.N., Parker, A., & Kupersmidt, J. (2013, October). The Aware Program: Online mindfulness training for adolescents with FASD. Presentation at the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Cutting Edge Interventions conference, Charlotte, NC.

Stump, K. N. (2013, April). Pass the power: The co-evolution of resource control and adolescent friendship networks. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Stump, K. N. (2012, March). Resource control as an organizing feature in adolescent friendship networks. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Stump, K. N., Ratliff, J. M., & Hawley, P. H. (2011, April). Friends with benefits: The impact of resource control on friendship features. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Stump, K. N., Ratliff, J. M., & Hawley, P. H. (2010, March). Resource control, power, and satisfaction in dyadic friendships: An actor-partner interdependence model approach. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Geldhof, G. J., Stump, K. N., Howard, W. J., & Hawley, P. H. (2010, March). Support for five resource control types via a cluster analytic approach.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Stump, K. N., Ratliff, J. M., Fowler, D. & Hawley, P. H. (2009, November). A dyadic analysis of power and satisfaction in interpersonal relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the International Association for Relationship Research, Lawrence, KS.

Stump, K. N., Middleton, J., & Hawley, P. H. (2009, April). Social dominance and social intelligence: A resource control theoretic perspective. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Goodwin, A. G., & Stump, K. N. (2008, May). Effects of friendship support and friendship strain on positive affect, negative affect, and psychological well-being across the lifespan. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada. 

Stump, K. N., & Parker, J. G. (2008, March). Friendship, social status, and individual adjustment: Having high status friends might not be such a good (or bad) thing. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Parker, J. G., Stump, K. N., & Wills, E. (2006, March). The double-edged sword:  A social-contextual approach to popularity, jealousy, and relational aggression. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

SPONSORED PROJECTS

Federal Grants and Contracts

Current

National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Customizable web-based mentor training for STEM mentoring programs. 1R43GM137663 – 01A1 (Co-PI: Stump; Co-PI: Stelter) 8/15/2020 – 8/14/2021.  The purpose of this project is to develop a customizable online training course for mentors who are volunteering to mentor youth in STEM mentoring programs.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mentoring Research Partners Program: Evaluating Impact, Program Practices, and Implementation on High-Risk Youth 2017-JU-FX-0014 (Co-PI: Stump; Co-Pi: Kupersmidt) 10/1/2017-9/30/2021. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the MYL initiative and examine programs’ experiences in modifying and enhancing their practices to identify levers that facilitate progress and barriers that impede it.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Evaluating program enhancements for mentors working with children of prisoners. (PI: Rhodes; PI on subaward: Kupersmidt) 10/1/2014-3/31/2021. The purpose of this project is to conduct a randomized controlled trial evaluation of program enhancements provided to mentoring programs serving children of incarcerated parents.  Role:  Co-Investigator and Statistician

Completed

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mentee risk status and mentor training as predictors of youth outcomes (PI: Kupersmidt) 10/1/2012-9/30/2019. The purpose of this project is to enhance our understanding of two of the most important predictors of outcomes for mentored youth, namely, mentee characteristics and mentor training. Role:  Project Director & Statistician

HONORS & AWARDS

Ad Hoc Reviewer

2012- present                Journals: American Journal of Community Psychology, Child Development, Child and Youth Services Review, Developmental          Psychology, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Relationships Research, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Personal Relationships, Social Development

Professional Memberships

2004 – present              Member: Society for Research on Adolesce, Society for Research on Child Development