Kathleen M. Rudasill, Ph.D.

Professor, Interim Dean

Kathleen M. Rudasill, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in educational psychology, University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
  • M.A..Ed. in secondary social studies teaching, The College of William and Mary
  • B.A. in public policy, Washington and Lee University

Research interests

Dr. Kathleen M. Rudasill's research is directed toward understanding how children’s individual differences, particularly in temperament, are related to academic and social success, and how this relationship is moderated and mediated by classroom processes. This research is designed to gain insight into how specific classroom processes, such as student-teacher interactions, may facilitate or hinder success for students with particular temperamental characteristics.


Rudasill came to VCU from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was the Susan J. Rosowski professor in educational psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. She also served as the associate director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, & Schools; and as the director of the Temperament, Affect, and Behavior in Schools (TABS) Lab.

Her research has been federally funded and is regularly published in the leading journals for educational psychology. Rudasill serves on the editorial review boards of two journals, and is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Educational Research Association, and APA Division 15.

Curriculum Vitae

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