Kristin Rispoli

Kristin Rispoli - (Affiliate)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
162J Whittier Research Center
Lincoln, NE 68583
PhD in School Psychology, Duquesne University, 2011
Parenting interventions
Social-emotional interventions

Kristin M. Rispoli, PhD is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her PhD in School Psychology from Duquesne University in 2011. Her research interests include relations between early parenting and children’s development from birth through school entry, family-school partnerships, and behavioral and social-emotional interventions. Dr. Rispoli’s scholarship includes empirical work focused on parent-child relationships and academic and behavioral interventions published in the Journal of Applied School Psychology and School Psychology Forum, as well as a forthcoming article in the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. She has also published research reviews in The School Psychologist and Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Throughout her graduate training and APA-approved predoctoral internship at The Watson Institute, Dr. Rispoli developed expertise in assessing and treating disorders of early childhood, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as providing consultation to families and teachers. Dr. Rispoli was also a graduate student leader, serving as Communications Chair, President-Elect, and President of the national Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) executive board. In her current role, Dr. Rispoli collaborates with CYFS faculty and graduate students on several federally-funded research projects studying parent engagement interventions in early childhood, and is developing an independent research program. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the study entitled, “Evaluation of a Prevention Program to Increase School Readiness of Children Born to Adolescents.” The project is funded through an Early Career Award granted by SSSP ($16,169 for one year). As PI, Dr. Rispoli coordinates all aspects of the research project, including development and implementation of the prevention program, facilitator training, participant recruitment, and research assistant hiring and oversight.


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.