Department: Psychology

Areas of expertise:

  • Young children’s social information processing
  • Preschoolers’ development of moral and critical thinking
  • Preschoolers’ learning from digital media
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Kondrad currently teaches Human Lifespan Development and a pedagogy course for undergraduate teaching assistants.

Kondrad’s research explores young children’s social and cognitive development.

Kondrad also does research in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is interested in pedagogical techniques that help students manage test anxiety; curb academic dishonesty; and promote student learning in large, lecture style courses.  

Kondrad earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at the College of William and Mary, a master's degree in cognition, action, and perception at Arizona State University, and a doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Virginia.

Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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