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Dr. Lyndsay  Jenkins

Dr. Lyndsay Jenkins

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Undergraduate Internship Program

Office: 1440 - Physical Science Bldg
Phone: 217-581-8511
Email: lnjenkins@eiu.edu
Website: http://ux1.eiu.edu/~lnjenkins/index.shtml

Frequently Taught Courses

Graduate:  Advanced Child Psychology, Behavior Therapy, Psychological Consultation and Program Evaluation, Advanced Practicum
Undergraduate: Orientation to Internship, Child Psychology, Children with Exceptionalities 


Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in School Psychology
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Professional Organizations

Member of National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Member of American Psychological Association (APA) Division 16
Member of Illinois School Psychologist Association (ISPA)


My research interests revolve around student academic success, factors than 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.  Bullying prevention and intervention strategies incorporating  peer defenders and outsiders is also an area of interest.  Please visit my website to see descriptions of ongoing research projects and examples of student research projects.  

Selected Publications

Jenkins, L. N., Demaray, M. K., Fredrick, S. S., & Summers, K. H. (in press). Associations among middle school students’ bullying roles and social skills.  Journal of School Violence. doi:10.1080/15388220.2014.986675
Jenkins, L. N., Floress, M. F., & Reinke, W. (in press). Rates and types of teacher praise: A review and future directions. Psychology in the Schools
Floress, M. T., & Jenkins, L. N. (in press). A preliminary investigation of kindergarten teachers’ use of praise in general education. Preventing School Failure.
Demaray, M. K., Summers, K. H., Jenkins, L. N., & Becker, L. (in press). The Bully Participant Behavior Questionnaire (BPBQ): Establishing a reliable and valid measure. Journal of School Violence.
Jenkins, L. N. & Demaray, M. K. (in press). Indirect effects in the peer victimization-academic achievement relation: The role of academic self-concept and gender. Psychology in the Schools.
Jenkins, L. N., & Demaray, M. K. (in press). An investigation of relations between academic enablers and reading outcomes. Psychology in the Schools.
Jenkins, L. N., Demaray, M. K., Wren, N. S., Secord, S. M., Lyell, K. M., Magers, A. M., Setmeyer, A. J., Rodelo, C., Newcomb-McNeal, E. C., & Tennant, J. (2014). A critical review of five commonly-used social-emotional and behavioral screeners for elementary or secondary schools. Contemporary School Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s40688-014-0026-6
Rueger, S. Y., & Jenkins, L. N. (2014). Effects of peer victimization on psychological and academic adjustment in early adolescence. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 77-88. doi: 10.1037/spq0000036
Rueger, S. Y., Chen, P., Jenkins, L. N., & Hyung, J. C. (2013) Effects of perceived social support from mothers, fathers, and teachers on depressive symptoms during the transition to middle school.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 655-670. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-0039-x
Jenkins, L. N., & Demaray, M. K. (2012).  Social support and self-concept in relation to peer victimization and peer aggression. Journal of School Violence, 11, 56-74. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2011.630958
Demaray, M. K. & Jenkins, L. N.  (2011). Relations among academic enablers social support and academic achievement in children with and without high levels of parent-rated symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 573-586. doi: 10.1002/pits.20578
Demaray, M. K., Malecki, C. K., Jenkins, L. N., & Westermann, L. D. (2011). Social support in the lives of students involved in aggressive and bullying behaviors.  In S. R. Jimerson and M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: From Research to Practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Demaray, M.K., Malecki, C.K., Jenkins, L.N., & Cunningham, C. M. (2010). Social support:  How to assess and include it in research on prevention and youth    outcomes. In   B. Doll (Ed.), Handbook of Youth Prevention Science. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

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