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 Lyndsay Jenkins, Ph.D., NCSP, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jenkins received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Northern Illinois University, is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and holds an active School Psychologist license through the Illinois State Board of Education. She began teaching at Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2012 and primarily teaches undergraduate development courses and graduate courses for the School Psychology program at EIU. She is the coordinator for the Undergraduate Internship Program in the Psychology department and co-advisor for the Psychology Club. She regularly works with undergraduate and graduate students and their research projects and has sponsored over two dozen student research presentations at local, regional, and national conferences in the last three years.  

Dr. Jenkins has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and presented research at regional, state, and national conferences. Her research interests revolve around student academic success, factors that enable success, such as academic enablers and social support, as well as potential barriers to academic success, such as externalizing behaviors, bullying, and peer victimization. Through her research, she hopes to gain a better understanding of characteristics and outcomes associated with major bullying roles (i.e., bully, assistant, victim, defender, and outsider) and how this process can be translated into prevention and intervention efforts for schools.