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 Alicia Fedewa

Associate Professor of School Psychology


Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Kentucky
170H Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0017

Phone: 859-257-9338
E-Mail: alicia.fedewa@uky.edu

Dr. Fedewa's (vita in pdf)



Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Ph.D. in School Psychology

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
M.A. in the Social Sciences (Developmental Psychology)

Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
B.A. in Psychology, Spanish, & Religion (Magna Cum Laude)


Fedewa, A. L., Davis, M. C. & Ahn, S. (in press). A randomized controlled design investigating the effects of stability balls on children's on-task behavior, achievement, and discipline referrals. Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Fedewa, A. L., Black, W., & Ahn, S. (2014). Children with same gender parents: A meta-analytic approach in assessing outcomes. Journal of LGBT Family Studies. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2013.869486

Fedewa, A. L. & Hoffman, J. (2013). Nutrition and physical activity as protective factors in eliminating the achievement gap: Implications for school psychologists. School Psychology Communiqué (Pediatric Edition), August,1-2.

Erwin, H. E., Ickes, M. J., Ahn, S, & Fedewa, A. L. (2013). A meta-analysis of the impact of recess interventions on children’s physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.120926-LIT-470

Fedewa, A. L., *Candelaria, A., Erwin, H. A., & Clark, T. P. (2013). Incorporating Physical Activity into the Schools using a Three-Tiered Approach. Journal of School Health, 83(4), 290-297. doi: 10.1111/josh.12029  

*Rutledge, L., Fedewa, A. L., *Flynn, S., & *Jackson, L. (2012). School psychology students, professors, and practitioners: An evaluation of training experiences, knowledge, and comfort with GLBTQ students. Graduate School Journal of Psychology, 14, 93-101.

 Erwin, H. A., Fedewa, A. L. & Ahn, S. (2012). Student academic performance outcomes of a classroom physical activity intervention: A pilot studyJournal of Elementary Education, 4(3), 473-487.

*Black, W., Fedewa, A. L., & *Gonzalez, K. A. (2012). Effects of "safe school" programs and policies on the social climate for sexual minority youth: A review of the literature. Journal of LGBT Youth. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2012.714343  

*Candelaria, A. M., Fedewa, A. L. & Ahn, S. (2012). The effects of anger management on children's social and emotional outcomes: A meta-analysis. School Psychology International. doi: 10.1177/014303432454360 

*Banks, J., & Fedewa, A. L. (2012). Counselors' attitudes toward domestic violence in same-sex vs. opposite-sex relationships. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 40(3), 194-205.

Erwin, H. A., Fedewa, A. L., Beighle, A. & Ahn, S. (2012). A quantitative review of physical activity, health, and learning outcomes associated with classroom-based physical activity interventions. Journal of Applied School Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2012.643755

Shimpi, P., Fedewa, A. L., & Hans. S. (2012). Social and linguistic input in low-income African American mother-infant dyads from 1 month through 2 years: Relations to vocabulary development. Applied Psycholiguistics. doi: 10.1017/s0142716411000567  

Fedewa, A. L., & Ahn, S. (2011). The effects of physical activity and physical fitness on children’s cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(3), 521-535. PMid:21957711 

Fedewa, A. L., & Erwin, H. A. (2011). Stability balls and students with attention and hyperactivity concerns: Implications for on-task and in-seat behavior. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(4), 393-399. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2011.000554 

Ahn, S., & Fedewa, A. L. (2011). A meta-analysis of the relationship between children’s physical activity and mental health. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(4), 385-397. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsq107

Fedewa, A. L. & Ahn, S. (2011). The effects of bullying and peer victimization on sexual minority and heterosexual youth: A quantitative meta-analysis of the literature. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7(4), 398-418.doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2011.592968

Baker, J. A., Fedewa, A. L., & Grant, S. (2011). Psychology of European-American children. In E. C. Chang & C. A. Downey (Eds.), Mental health across racial groups: Lifespan perspectives. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. 

Fedewa, A. L. & Clark, T. P. (2010). Let’s move! School psychologists as change agents in the domain of school-based physical activity. School Psychology Communiqué (Pediatric Edition), April,1-2.

Hirsch, A. M., Carlson, J. & Crowl, A. L. (2010). Best practices in clinic-school consultation for sexual minority youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23, 17-22.

Crowl, A. L., & Carlson, J. (2010). Time Management. In C.S. Clauss-Ehler’s (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural school psychology. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Fedewa, A. L., Clark, T. P. (2009). Parent practices and home-school partnerships: A differential effect for children with same-sex parents? Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 5(4), 1-28.

Baker, J., Clark, T., Crowl, A. L, & Carlson, J. (2009). The influence of authoritative teaching on children’s school adjustment: Are children with behavioral problems differentially affected? School Psychology International, 30, 374-382.

Crowl, A. L. (2009). A cross cultural analysis of women’s perceptions of morality. Koln, Germany: VDM Verlag Lambert Academic Publishing Co.

Crowl, A. L., Ahn, S., & Baker, J. A. (2008). A meta-analysis of developmental outcomes for children of same-sex and heterosexual parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 4, 385-406.

Crowl, A. L., & Kosciulek, J. (2007). School belonging, social support, and self-esteem in children with gay and lesbian parents. Michigan Association of School Psychologists, Psych Review, Summer Edition.

Crowl, A. L. (2007). Home-school collaboration as a requisite for same-sex and heterosexual parents. Michigan Association of School Psychologists, PsychReview, Winter Edition.

*Denotes student authorship at the time of publication

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychological Services in the Schools
  • Psychoeducational Consultation in the Schools
  • Social Psychological Issues in Education
  • Seminar:  Social Justice Issues in School Psychology
  • Seminar:  Supervision in School Psychology
  • Seminar:  Legal & Ethical Issues in Professional Psychology


  • Full Licensure as a Psychologist (#1629)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (#38848)
  • National Association of School Psychologists Approved Provider Reviewer
  • Editorial Board
    • Journal of School Psychology
    • School Psychology Review
    • Journal of GLBT Family Studies
    • Child & Youth Care Forum
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer
    • Journal of Child & Psychiatric Nursing
    • Journal of Homosexuality
    • Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease
  • University of Kentucky Undergraduate Admissions Committee
  • University of Kentucky Strategic Planning Committee
  • UK Shoulder to Shoulder Ecuador Project
  • Fayette County TWEENS Nutrition & Fitness Coalition Member
  • Fayette County Better Bites Coalition Member

Professional Memberships