Kristin Duppong Hurley received her Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and was a Research Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 19 years, which included co-directing the Academy for Child and Family Well Being. She is an accomplished researcher; she has conducted and supported numerous externally-funded research studies as well as co-directed early career training grants.
Dr. Duppong Hurley's recent research interests are on family support interventions for youth with emotional and behavioral conditions. She has led a randomized trial of the Boys Town's In-Home Family Service program and is actively working to further research on implementation quality and family outcomes for this intervention. She also led a randomized trial of the phone-based parent-to-parent intervention called Parent Connectors, which is listed as promising in the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse. She also uses secondary datasets and mixed-method research to explore the role of parental involvement in school and their child's mental health services on family outcomes, especially for children with emotional and behavioral conditions.
Dr. Duppong Hurley was a fellow at the inaugural NIMH-funded Implementation Research Institute and remains active in implementation science and dissemination issues. Over her career Dr. Duppong Hurley has researched many aspects of the continuum of care for youth with emotional and behavioral conditions, including examining how implementation quality related to outcomes for youth receiving residential care services.
Dr. Duppong Hurley has been involved in federal and state-level workgroups surrounding parental involvement and family support topics. She enjoys working with a variety of collaborators to improve service delivery to help youth and their families succeed.
Loras College, Dubuque, IA, B.A. (1995)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, M.A. (1997)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, Ph.D. (1999)
Duppong Hurley, K., Farley, J., & Huscroft-D'Angelo, J. (2022). Assessing treatment integrity of parent-to-parent phone support for families of students with emotional and behavioral disturbance.
School Mental Health, 14, 35-48. doi.org/10.1007/s12310-021-09448-4
Duppong Hurley, K., Lambert, M.C., Patwardhan, I., Ringle, J., Thomspon, R.W., and Farley, J. (2020). Parental report of outcomes from a randomized trial of in-home family services.
Journal of Family Psychology,
Duppong Hurley, K., January, S. A., & Huscroft D'Angelo, J. (2022). The role of parental involvement in narrowing the academic achievement gap for high school students with elevated emotional and behavioral risk.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Vol 30(1), 54-66. doi.org/10.1177%2F10634266211020256
Huscroft-D'Angelo, J., Farley, J.,
Duppong Hurley, K., Lambert, M., & Trout, A. (2021, in press) Preparing parents to engage in the special education process: A descriptive examination of knowledge and access to resources. Exceptionality. DOI: 10.1080/09362835.2021.2006060
Duppong Hurley, K., & Aitken, A. A. (2020). Monitoring implementation in program evaluation with direct audio coding.
Evaluation and Program Planning,
Duppong Hurley, K., Lambert, M., & Huscroft D'Angelo, J. (2019). Comparing a framework for conceptualizing parental involvement in education for students at-risk of emotional and behavioral issues and students without disabilities.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders,
27(2), 67-75. doi.org/10.1177/1063426618763112
Duppong Hurley, K., Lambert, M., January, S.A., & Huscroft d'Angelo, J. (2017). Confirmatory factor analyses comparing parental involvement frameworks with secondary students.
Psychology in the Schools, 54(9), 947-964. DOI: 10.1002/pits.22039
Duppong Hurley, K., Lambert, M., Gross, T.J., Thompson, R.W., & Farmer, E.M.Z. (2017). The role of therapeutic alliance and fidelity in predicting youth outcomes.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 25(1)37-45.
Duppong Hurley, K., Kutash, K., Duchnowski, A., & Farley, J., (2020). Peer to peer support: Innovative strategies for families of youth with EBD. In T.W. Farmer, M. Conroy, K. Sutherland, & E.M.Z. Farmer (Eds),
Handbook of Research on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders:
Interdisciplinary Developmental Perspectives on Children and Youth (pp. 69-110). Routledge, New York, NY.