KEVIN MATTHEW KIEFFER

Department of Psychology
Saint Leo University  MC 2127
P.O. Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574
(352) 588-8306 (office)
(352) 588-8300 (fax)
email: kmkieffer@earthlink.net




EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology Program (APA Accredited), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Degree conferred: August, 2000.

Master of Science, Counseling Psychology Program (CACREPAccredited), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Degree conferred: August,
1996.

Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Major: Psychology; Minor: History; Concentration: Mathematics. Degree conferred: May, 1994.
 

CERTIFICATION

National Certified Counselor, #44746, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). August, 1996 to present.

Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). In progress.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
January, 2001 
to 
Present
Postdoctoral Resident, Psychology Outpatient Clinic, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL, and Memory Disorders Clinic, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Responsibilities include conducting neuropsychological evaluations and general psychotherapeutic services.
August, 2000 
to 
Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester and advising students on programmatic issues. 
August, 2000 
to 
Present
Psychology Internship Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL. Responsibilities include developing and placing 15 senior psychology students in full-time psychology internships for the spring semester of their senior year.
August, 1999 
to 
August, 2000
Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL. Rotations included nursing home care unit, traumatic brain injury/rehabilitation, geriatric neuropsychological evaluation, and primary health care (consultation and liaison).
March, 1998 
to 
Present
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Educational and Psychological Measurement. Responsibilities include reading and providing editorial input on manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal.
June, 2000 
to 
Present
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Personality Assessment. Responsibilities include reading and providing editorial input on manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal.
April, 1998
to 
Present
Editorial Board Member, Research in the Schools. Responsibilities include reading and providing editorial input on manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal. 
August, 1996 
to
August, 1999
Therapist, Counseling and Assessment Clinic, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Responsibilities included providing 
individual, couples, family, and group therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment to clients entering the clinic. Supervision provided by four different licensed psychologists over seven semesters.
August, 1998 
to 
July, 1999
Instructor of Record, INST 301 Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Responsibilities included teaching five sections (125 students per semester for three semesters) of a 300 level undergraduate semesters in educational psychology.
June, 1999
to
July, 1999
Guest Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas

A&M University, College Station, TX. Responsibilities included lecturing and leading discussions with graduate students enrolled in an advanced measurement course during the absence of the regular instructor. 

June, 1998
to
July, 1998
Guest Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Responsibilities included lecturing and leading discussions with graduate students enrolled in an advanced statistics course during the absence of the regular instructor. 
May, 1998
to
August, 1998 
Therapist, Temple VA Medical Center, Temple, TX. Responsibilities included conducting individual and group therapy and psychological assessment with patients seeking services on an outpatient basis at the VA
August, 1996 
to
August , 1998
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 
May, 1996
to
August, 1996
Master's Internship, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources Children's Services, Hattiesburg, MS. Responsibilities included conducting intake interviews, and providing psychological and psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families entering the agency.
January, 1995 
to 
August, 1996
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
August, 1993 
to
May, 1994
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

GRANT ACTIVITY

Funded
        Kieffer, K.M. The influence of race and theoretical orientation on perceptions of the therapeutic alliance. Texas A&M University, Student Professional Development Grant, 1998 1999. Amount awarded: $500.

In Progress
        Kieffer, K.M., & B.T. Gray. Development of a new measure of drug and alcohol abuse: Initial scale construction. Application to be submitted to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), June, 2001. Amount requested: $50,000.

        R.K. Henson, & Kieffer, K.M. Development of the Sources of Self-Efficacy Inventory (SOSI): Exploring a new measure of teacher self-efficacy. Exploration of federal and state funding opportunities to support the development of a new model of teacher self-efficacy.
 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles
        Kieffer, K.M., Reese, R.J., & Thompson, B. (in press). Statistical techniques employed in AERJ and JCP articles from 1988 to 1997: A methodological review. Journal of Experimental Education.

         Lawson, D.M., Dawson, T.E., Kieffer, K.M., Perez, L.M., Burke, J., & Kier, F.J. (in press). An integrated cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic group treatment model for men who batter their partners. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

        Thompson, B., & Kieffer, K.M. (2000). Interpreting statistical significance test results: A proposed new "what if" method. Research in the Schools, 7(2), 3-10.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1999). An introductory primer on the appropriate use of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Research in the Schools, 6(2), 75-92.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998). Review of Basic statistics for behavioral science research (2nd ed.) by M.B. Harris. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 58, 687-694.

Book Chapters
        Kieffer, K.M. (1999). Why generalizability theory is essential and classical test theory is often inadequate. In B. Thompson (Ed.), Advances in social science methodology (vol. 5, pp. 149 170). Stamford, CT: JAI Press.
 

MANUSCRIPTS  UNDER  REVIEW

        Kieffer, K.M. Understanding change mechanisms in the use of statistical analyses from 1869 to 1939. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M. Using ìwhat-ifî analyses in social science research: A brief primer with examples. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M. A factor analytic study of the Therapistís Orientation Questionnaire. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Burdenski, T.K. A brief review of the influences on SEM fit indices in covariance structure analysis: The effects of sample size, type of index, modelspecification, and estimation method. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M., Schinka, J.A., & Curtiss, G.  A factor analytic study of the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised: Further attempts at construct validation. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Vanderploeg, R.D. The effects of systolic versus diastolic blood pressure on neurocognitive functioning in middle-aged veterans. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Vanderploeg, R.D. The effects of PTSD on neurocognitive impairment in Vietnam-era veterans. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Hernandez, E. A multicultural training workshop for the underexposed: Facilitating practitioners in understanding the complexities of working with diverse groups.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Kieffer, K.M., Schinka, J.A., & Hernandez, E.  Personality style and occupational interest in the prediction of job performance.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

       Kieffer, K.M., & Vidal-Brown, S. The computer match internship selection process: A survey of internship training directors and applicants. Manuscript submitted for publication.

        Lawson, D.M., Kieffer, K.M., Burdenski, T.K., & Thompson, R.T. A factor analytic study of the PAFS-Q: Implications for practice. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 

NATIONAL  CONFERENCE  PRESENTATIONS

         Kieffer, K.M. (2001, August). Conceptions of the working alliance: Does theoretical orientation really matter?  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

         Kieffer, K.M., & Reese, R.J. (2001, August). A reliability generalization study of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

         Phalin, B., Kieffer, K.M., Curtiss, G., & Vanderpleog, R.D. (2001, August). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

         Burdenski, T.K., & Kieffer, K.M. (2001, August). Influence of measurement error on parameter estimates in SEM analyses. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco., CA

         Kieffer, K.M. (2001, April). How to contend with missing data in social science research:  A primer with examples. Invited paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Multivariate Research, Houston, TX.

         Kieffer, K.M., & Vanderploeg, R.D. (2001, February). The effects of mild hypertension on cognition in middle-aged men. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Chicago, IL.

         Crowell, T.A., Kieffer, K.M., & Vanderploeg, R.D.  (2000, November). The effects of antisocial personality disorder on neuropsychological functioning in Vietnam-era veterans. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Orlando, FL.

         Kieffer, K.M., Vanderploeg, R.D., & Crowell, T.A. (2000, November). Negative Neuropsychological Findings in Vietnam Era Veterans with Combat-Related PTSD when Demographically Matched. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Orlando, FL.

        Burdenski, T.K., Kieffer, K.M., & Lawson, D.M. (2000, August). Personal Authority in the Family System: Confirmatory Factor Analyses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

        Curtiss, G., Kieffer, K.M., & Schinka, J.A.  Further attempts to confirm the factor structure of the NEO-PI-R. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

        Hernandez, E., Kieffer, K.M., & Schinka, J.A. Prediction of job performance based on personality and occupational interest. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

        Kieffer, K.M. (2000, August). A factor analytic study of the Therapist Orientation Questionnaire (TOQ). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Burdenski, T.K. (2000, April).  A brief review of the influences on SEM fit indices in covariance structure analysis: The effects of sample size, type of index, model specification, and estimation method. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Henson, R.K. (2000, April). Development and validation of the Sources of Self-efficacy Inventory (SOSI): Exploring a new measure of teacher efficacy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Thompson, B. (2000, April). Interpreting statistical significance test results: A proposed new ìwhat ifî method. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

        Kieffer, K.M., Powell, B.D., Perez, L.M., Shelton, M., & Cuellar, R. (1999, November). Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Smoking Habits: Are they related to the incidence of Alzheimerís Disease? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Antonio.

        Lawson, D.M., Kieffer, K.M., & Burdenski, T. (1999, August). Factor structure of the PAFS: Implications for practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

        Vidal-Brown, S., & Kieffer, K.M. (1999, August). The computer-match internship process: Perspectives of training directors and applicants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Reese, R.J. (1999, April). Statistical techniques employed in AERJ, JEP, and JCP  articles from 1988 to 1997: The changing face of methodology? Paper  presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

       Kieffer, K.M., & Perez, L.M. (1999, April). The relationship between parent-child attachment and racial identity development in African-American children. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, N.M.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, August). Statistical and practical importance of the results from the M.E.N. program. In D. Lawson & K.M. Kieffer (Chairs)  A cognitive-behavioral treatment program for men and women in violent relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, April). Some comments on analytic trends in EFA as against  CFA: An analysis of selected research reports. In C. Huberty & J.  McLean (Chairs), Student comments on selected multivariate statistics issues. Paper  presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 418 127)
 

REGIONAL  CONFERENCE  PRESENTATIONS

         Kieffer, K.M. (2001, March). Using ìwhat-ifî analyses in social science research: A brief primer with examples. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

        Kieffer, K.M. (2001, February). An application of attributional theory to presecondary and secondary classroom environments. Paper presented at the Southwest  Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

         Kieffer, K.M. (2001, February). How did we get here? A brief history of statistical analysis prior to 1939.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

         Kieffer, K.M. (2000, March). Comments on mechanisms of change in the use of statistical analyses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

         Kieffer, K.M., & Hernandez, E. (2000, March). Understanding complexities in working with diverse groups: A multicultural training workshop. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

         Kieffer, K.M., & Thompson, B.  (1999, November). Interpreting statistical significance test results: A proposed new ìwhat ifî method. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid South Educational Research Association, Point Clear, AL.

         Kieffer, K.M. (1999, April). The influence of Karl Pearson on contemporary statistical thought in psychology. In K.M. Kieffer (Chair), Comments on select twentieth century psychologists: Contributions to contemporary practice.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

         Kieffer, K.M. (1999, April). Q-technique factor analysis: A primer with concrete examples. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

         Kieffer, K.M. (1999, January). A primer on the use of univariate repeated measures analyses: Univariate tests, multivariate tests, or both? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

         Kieffer, K.M. (1998, November). Orthogonal versus oblique factor rotation: A review of the literature regarding the pros and cons. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid South Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.  (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 427 031)

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, April). Why generalizability theory is essential and classical test theory is often inadequate. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

         Kieffer, K.M. (1998, January). Multiple regression versus ANOVA: Multiple regression can do everything ANOVA does and more. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, Houston, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Perez, L.M. (1997, April). Client initial impressions based on non-verbal cues: A literature review.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort Worth, TX.

         Kieffer, K.M., & Leach, M.M.  (1997, January). The effects of multicultural training videotapes on perceived counselor competence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, TX.

STATE AND LOCAL CONVENTIONS

        Kieffer, K.M., & Duffy, M. (1999, November). Personality and psychopathology in late life: Psychotherapeutic strategies. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1999, November). Significance testing: To use or not to use? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1999, February). Regional differences in asylum demographics during the period 1886-1890. In L. Benjamin (Chair), Issues in asylum care from 1850 to 1900:  Select analyses of superintendent reports. Paper presented at the annual Education Research Exchange, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1999, February). Karl Pearson: Remarks on his contributions to methodology and statistics in psychology. In L. Benjamin (Chair), Comments on the contributions of Karl Pearson, Morton Prince, Edward Pace, Carl Seashore, and Louis Thurstone to the contemporary practice of psychology. Paper presented at the annual Education Research Exchange, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, November). Culturally sensitive therapy with Asian American clients. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, November). Narrative psychotherapy with borderline clients: Altering self narratives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, November). The role of White racial consciousness in the ethical practice of Anglo counselors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, February). Multiple regression as an alternative to classical ANOVA. Paper presented at the annual Education Research Exchange, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1998, February). Repeated measures: Univariate tests, multivariate tests or both? Paper presented at the annual Education Research Exchange, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

        Dawson, T.E., Kier, F.J., Kieffer, K.M., Perez, L.M., & Lawson, D.M. (1997, November). Cognitive-behavioral group therapy with male batterers: An evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. & Perez, L.M. (1997, November). The effects of therapist characteristics on initial impressions of counselor competence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

        Perez, L.M., & Kieffer, K.M. (1997, November). Differences between coping behavior in Anglo and Hispanic chronically ill children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M. (1997, February). Developing multicultural counseling competencies: Implications for counselor education. Paper presented at the annual Education Research Exchange, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

        Kieffer, K.M., & Leach, M.M. (1995, November). A comparison of two culturally sensitive training videotapes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mississippi  Counseling Association, Biloxi, MS.
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

American Psychological Association (APA). Divisions 5, 17, and 29.
American Counseling Association (ACA).
American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Florida Psychological Association (FPA).
International Neuropsychological Society (INS).
Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA).
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).
Society for Applied Multivariate Research (SAMR).
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).
Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).
Southwestern Educational Research Association (SERA).
Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA).
Texas Psychological Association (TPA).
 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Distinguished Paper Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA), April, 2000.

Outstanding Research Paper Award, Mid-South Educational Research Association, November, 1999.

GRECC Certificate, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, December 1999.

Recipient, Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Stipend, Texas A&M University, August, 1998.

Recipient, Graduate Research Assistantship and Stipend, Texas A&M University, August, 1996 and August, 1997.

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, 1997 to present.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1996 to present.

Recipient, Graduate Research Assistantship and Stipend, University of Southern Mississippi, May, 1995.
 

OFFICES HELD

Diversity Affairs Committee, Co-chairperson and co-founder, Texas A&M University (August,1998 to August, 1999).

Educational Psychology Student Organization (EPSO), Conference Chairperson and Organizer, Texas A&M University (August, 1998 to August, 1999).

 Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC), Chairperson and co-founder, University of Southern Mississippi (May, 1995 to August, 1996).
 

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., Ph.D. (Former Instructor)
Professor
Texas A&M University
Department of Psychology
College Station, TX 77843-4235
Phone: (979) 845-2540
Email: LTB@psyc.tamu.edu

John A. Schinka, Ph.D. (Clinical Supervisor)
VA Clinical Neuropsychologist and Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, University of South Florida
Professional Address:
James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa
Psychology Service (116B)
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 972-2000 ext. 6727
Email: jschinka@com1.med.usf.edu

Bruce Thompson, Ed.D. (Doctoral Committee Co-chair and Former Instructor)
Professor
Texas A&M University
College of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Phone: (979) 845-1335
Email: bbt6147@acs.tamu.edu

Rodney D. Vanderploeg, Ph.D. (Clinical Supervisor and Predoctoral Training Director)
Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of Internship Training
James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa
Psychology Service (116B)
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 972-2000 ext. 6728
Email: Rodney.Vanderploeg@med.va.gov