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Education

The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, 2016
Dissertation Title: ThisCollegeStory.com: How Interactive Writing Media Influenced the Way First-Year Students Made Sense of their College Transition
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate

The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY
M.A., Developmental Psychology, 2013
Thesis Title: How a Career Simulation Influenced Middle School Students’ Writing

Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY
M.S. Ed., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2007
Thesis Title: English Only Versus Bilingual Education: Novice Bronx Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
B.A., Creative Writing and History, 2004

Teaching & Appointments

Current Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Sciences HIV Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University
2019 Lecturer, Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute
2014 Baruch College Writing Fellow
2011-14 Hunter College Graduate Teaching Fellow

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kreniske, P., Mellins, C.A., Dolezal, K., Korich, R., Leu, C., Wiznia, A., & Abrams, E. (In press). Sounding the Alarm: Perinatally HIV Infected Youth More Likely to Attempt Suicide than their Uninfected Cohort Peers. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Kreniske, P., Grilo, S., Nakayanjo, N., Wolfe, J., Santelli, J. S. Narrating the transition to adulthood for youth in Uganda: Leaving school, mobility, risky occupations and HIV. Health Education & Behavior.

Kreniske P., Norcini Pala, A., Milman, R., Sanchez, C. (2019). Expressive innovation: How first-year college students introduced emoticons to the curriculum, 49, Cognitive Development.

Kreniske, P., Goodlad, K., Sears, J., Chang, S. (2018). Our stories of becoming a college student: An interdisciplinary reflective writing project for first year students.Teaching tips, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Kreniske, P. (2017). How first-year students expressed their transition to college experiences differently in two writing contexts. Computers and Composition.

Kreniske, P. & Todorova, R. (2017). Using blogs to engage first-generation college students. In R. Obeid, A. Schwartz, C. Shane-Simpson, & P. Brooks (Eds.) How We Teach Now: The GSTA Guide to Student-Centered Teaching.

Kreniske, P. (2017). Developing a culture of commenting in a first-year seminar. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 724-732.

Daiute, C. & Kreniske, P. (2016). Hopes, misunderstandings and possibilities of narrating for inclusive education. In Surian, A. (Ed.), Proceedings of openspaces for interaction and learning diversities. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Kreniske, P. (2014). How the San of southern Africa used digital media as educational and political tools. Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 6.

Brooks, P. J. Dow, E. A. A.,  Jović, S., Kreniske, P., Panjwani, A., Sawyer, J., Schwartz, A. M., Shane-Simpson, C., Yannaco, F. D., & Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen, P. O. (2014). Useful books and web sites for developing pedagogy in the teaching of psychology. In . J. N. Busler, B. C. Beins & W. Buskits (Eds.), Preparing the new psychology professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers (2nd ed.) [E-Reader version, if applicable] (pp. 258-275).

Dicker, R., Mah, J., Lopez, D., Tran, C. Reidy, R., Moore, M., Kreniske, P., Crane, I., Knudson, M. M., Li, Moon, Menza, R. Shuway, M., Alvidrez, J. (2011). Screening for mental illlness in a trauma center: Rooting out a risk factor for unintentional injury. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care, 70(6), pp 1337-1344.

Fellowships and Research Grants

Frances Degen Horowitz Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate Center, 2015-2016
Language Learning Dissertation Grant, Language Learning: A Journal of Research in Language Studies, 2015
Writing Fellow, Baruch College, CUNY, 2014-2015
Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellow, The Graduate Center, 2010-2015
New Media Lab Social Justice Award, The Graduate Center, 2014
New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Grant, The Graduate Center, 2014
Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center, 2014
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Hunter College, CUNY, 2011-14
CUNY Science Now Faculty Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2012
Presidential Research Fund, The Graduate Center, 2010
New York City Teaching Fellow, 2005-2007

K-12 Credentials and Certifications

California Clear Single Subject Credential: English
California Clear Crosscultural Certificate:Language, and Academic Development
New York State Professional Certificate: English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12
New York State Professional Certificate: English Language Arts 7-12

Full Cv available upon request

pk2361@cumc.columbia.edu