Kathryn Fletcher

Kathryn Fletcher

Interim Department Chair of the Department of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8564

Room:TC 541

Department: Department of Educational Psychology


About Kathryn Fletcher

Kathryn L. Fletcher, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Ball State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology. Her research interests broadly involve the role of parenting and personality on academic achievement. On these topics, Dr. Fletcher has published a book on perfectionism and academic achievement and numerous scholarly articles. Given her research on parents reading with young children, she also partners with local agencies interested in improving school readiness skills in children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Dr. Fletcher currently serves as an associate editor for School Psychology Quarterly.

Professional Experience

2015 - Present Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2006 - 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2001 - 2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow (1995)

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology (1995) 

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Master of Science (MS) in Psychology (1992)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Bachelor of Arts (1988)

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Research and Publications

Sample Publications (see Vita for comprehensive list)

Fletcher, K. L., & Speirs Neumeister, K. L. (2017). Perfectionism in school: When achievement is not so perfect. New York: Momentum Press. 

Gong, X., Fletcher, K. L., & Bolin, J. H. (2015). Dimensions of perfectionism mediate the relationship between parenting styles and coping strategies. Journal of Counseling and Development, 93(3), 259-269.

Fletcher, K. L., & Finch, W. H. (2015). The role of book familiarity and book type on mothers' reading strategies and toddlers' responsiveness. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 15, 73-96.

Fletcher, K. L., Speirs Neumeister, K. L., & Flett, G. (2014). Perfectionism in the school context. Psychology in the Schools, Special Issue, 51(9), 897-898.

Fletcher, K. L., Shim, S. S., & Wang, C. (2012). Perfectionistic concerns mediate the relationship between psychologically controlling parenting and achievement goal orientations. Personality and Individual Differences, 52 (8), 876-881. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.02.001