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About Kathryn 'Katie' Kroeper

Kathryn 'Katie' Kroeper, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sacred Heart University. She is a behavioral researcher that aims to identify and address social inequalities by using multiple research methods. Her research examines social identity threat, stereotyping and prejudice, social perception and cognition and attitudes and persuasion. Katie is published in scholarly journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science and Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Katie's research on developing a social identity threat scale received 1st place in the STEAM category at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Forum Oral Presentation Competition. She is also a The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral fellow. Katie has received many research and teaching and speaking recognition awards.

She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Indiana University and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University.


August 2022 - Present Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University Psychology Department, College of Arts & Sciences
2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University
2015 - 2022 Researcher, College Transition Collaborative
2014 - 2020 Professor, Indiana University - Bloomington

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - 2021 Associate Editor, Special Issue in Translational Issues in Psychological Science
2021 Reviewer, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Graduate Student Poster Awards
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Educational Psychology
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
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Honors and Awards

  • President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program
  • Inclusive Mathematics Environments (IME) Early Career Fellowship
  • Edward F. Hayes Graduate Forum Oral Presentation Competition (1st Place in the Postdoctoral Scholars STEAM category)
  • Women’s Research Poster Competition (1st Place in the Social Sciences Category)
  • Hedwig Hass Turkenkopf Fellowship
  • SAGE Emerging Scholar Award recipient 2023


2020 Ph.D. Social Psychology, Indiana University - Bloomington
2012 B.A., Rutgers University ‐ Psychology

Contact Information

College of Arts & Sciences
Humanities Center of Academic Building, HC219P3


Research Works (8)

Presentations (2)

Dissertation (1)