Karen Cross, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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E-mail: kcross@calbaptist.edu
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. School Psychology/Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development University of Connecticut 8/24/2018
M.A. School Psychology University of Connecticut 2015
B.A. Music/Flute Performance Mills College 1985
  • Additional Education

    Certificate
    Neuropsychology
    Ball State University
    May 2019

    6th Year Certificate
    School Psychology
    University of Connecticut
    2018

    Teaching Certificate
    Mild/Moderate Education Specialist
    St. Mary's College of California
    2014

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Mind Body Health
    Twice-Exceptional Students
    Emotional Behavioral Disorders
    Adverse Childhood Experiences
    Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Publications

    Ottone-Cross, K. L., Gelbar, N. W., Dulong-Langley, S., Root, M. M., Avitia, M. J., Bray, M. A., Courville, T., & Pan, X. Gifted and learning disabled: A study of strengths and weaknesses in higher order processing.International Journal of School and Educational Psychology. (In publication).

    Maykel, C., Ottone-Cross, K. L., Shankar, N. L., Bray, M. A., Byer-Alcorace, G. F., & del Campo, M. (2017). Mindful meditation for individuals with asthma and anxiety: Promising results from a multiple baseline study. Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy, 7, 1-10.

    Ottone-Cross, K. L., Dulong-Langley, S., Root, M. M., Gelbar, N., Bray, M. A., Luria, S. R., Choi, D., Kaufman, J. C., Courville, T., & Pan, X. (2016). Beyond the mask: Analysis of error patterns on the KTEA-3 for students with giftedness and learning disabilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35, 74-93.

    Hatcher, R., C., Breaux, K. C., Liu, X., Bray, M. A., Ottone-Cross, K. L., Courville, T., Luria, S. R., & Langley, S. D. (2016). Analysis of children’s errors in comprehension and expression. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35, 57-73.

    Avitia, M., Pagirsky, M., Courville, T., DeBiase, E., Knupp, T., & Ottone-Cross, K. (2016). Differences in errors between students with language and reading disabilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35, 149-154

    Root, M. M., Maykel, C., Cross, K., Shankar, N. L., & Theodore, L. (2016). Students with cancer: presenting issues and effective solutions.International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 4, 25-33.

    Angacian, S., Bray, M. A., Kehle, T. J., Byer-Alcorace, G., Theodore, L. A., Cross, K., & Debiase, E. (2015). School-based intervention for social skills in children from divorced families. Journal of Applied Psychology, 31, 315-346.

    Presentations

    Ottone-Cross, K. L., & Bray, M. A. (2018, November). Gratitude writing to improve off-task behavior. Poster presented at the meeting of the California Association of School Psychologists, San Diego, CA.

    Gubbins, E. J., Puryear, J. Hamilton, R., Siegle, D. Mun, R. U., Carpenter, A., Peters, P. Bloomfield, E., O’Rourke, P., Cross, K., & Amspaugh, C. (2017, November). Exploratory study on the identification of English learners in gifted and talented programs. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Gifted Children, Charlotte, NC.

    Gubbins, E. J., Siegle, D., O’Rourke, P., Langley, S. D., Cross, K., Callahan, C. M. . . . Renzulli, J. S. (2017, May). Identifying and serving gifted and talented students: Are identification and services connected? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

    Ottone-Cross, K. L., Dulong Langley, S., Gelbar, N., Root, M. M., & Bray, M. A. (2016, November). Beyond the case study: A systematic analysis of Gifted/LD error patterns on the KTEA-3 to develop strength-based interventions. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Gifted Children, Orlando, FL.

    Ottone-Cross, K. L., Dulong Langley, S., Gelbar, N., Root, M. M., & Bray, M. A. (2016, November). Beyond the case study: A systematic analysis of gifted/LD error patterns on the KTEA-3 to develop strength-based interventions. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of Gifted Children, Orlando, FL.

    Brodersen, A., Callahan, C. M., Gubbins, E. J., Caughey, M., & Cross, K. (2016, November 5). State and local policy and practices in gifted education. Invited presentation at the National Association for Gifted Children Conference, Orlando, FL.

    Ottone-Cross, K., Dulong-Langley, S., Bray, M. A., Gelbar, N., & Maykel, C. (2016, August). Gifted and learning disabled: Unique academic strengths and weaknesses. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association: Division 16, Denver, CO. Blue Ribbon Winner.

    Callahan, C. M., Gubbins, E. J., Alminin, M., Brodersen, A. V., Caughey, M., Ottone-Cross, K.,Hack, S. Dulong Langley, S. D., & Park, S. (2016, April). Using state district program plans to analyze district policies in identifying services to gifted students. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

    Shankar, N. L., Maykel, C., Ottone-Cross, K. L., & Bray, M. A. (2016, August). Mindfulness as a treatment for anxiety: Implications for improving asthma symptoms. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association: Division 16, Denver, CO.

    Maykel, C., Bray, M. A., Shankar, N., & Ottone-Cross, K. L. (2016, February). Mindfulness to reduce anxiety and improve lung functioning. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.