The Catholic University of America

Kathryn Bojczyk, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

O'Boyle 229
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: (202) 319-6693



 Purdue University  Ph.D.  Department of Child Development & Family Studies  
 Purdue University  Master of Science  Department of Health & Kinesiology  
 Purdue Unversity  B.A.  Department of Health & Kinesiology  


Professional History

 2013-present Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program
Department of Education
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
 2008-2013 Senior Study Director Westat
 2004-2008 Assistant Professor of Family and Child Sciences Florida State University
 2002-2004 Evaluation Coordinator and Research Assistant Purdue University


Research Interests

 Early Childhood Education




 Human Growth and Development

 341  Curriculum and Strategies in Early Childhood Euducation  
 342  Models in Early Childhood Education  
   Parenting Endeavors Context  


Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
Bojczyck, K. E., Lehan, T.J., McWey, L. M., Melson, G.F., & Kaufman, D.R. (2011). Mothers' and their adult daughters' perceptions of their relationship. Journal of Family Issues, 32, 452-481.
Mcwey, L.M., Bolen, M.G., Lehan, T.J., & Bojczyk, K.E. (2009). I thought I was the adult in this house: Boundary ambiguity for parents involved in the foster care system. Journal of Social Service Research, 35, 77-91.
Powell, D.R., Diamond, K.E., Bojczyk, K.E., & Gerde, H.K. (2008). Head Start teachers' perspectives on early literacy. Journal of Literacy Research, 40, 422-460.
Bojczyk, K.E., & Corbetta, D. (2004). Object retrieval in the first year of life: Learning effects of task exposure and box transparency. Developmental Psychology, 40, 54-66. 
Corbetta, D. & Bojczyk, K.E. (2002). Learning to walk reorganizes patterns of reaching in infancy. Journal of Motor Behavior, 34, 83-95

Bojczyk, K.E., Shriner, B., & Shriner, M. (2012). Supporting children's socialization: A developmental approach. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Book Chapters
Pence, K., Bojczyk, K.E., & Williams, R.S. (2007). Assessing vocabulary development. In K. Pence (Ed.), Assessment in emergent and early literacy (pp.433-480). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Sutton, M., Softka, A., Bojczyk, K.E., & Currenton, S. (2007). Assessing the quality of storybook reading. In K. Pence (Ed.), Assessment in emergent and early literacy (pp.227-271). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Powell, D., Okagaki, L., & Bojczyk, K. (2004). Evaluating parent participation and outcomes in family literacy programs: Cultural diversity considerations. In B.H Wasik (Ed.) Handbook of family literacy (pp. 551-566). Mahweh, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Okagaki, L., & Bojczyk, K.E. (2002). Perspectives on Asian American development. In Okazaki, S., & Nagayama Hall, G. (Eds.) Asian American psychology: The science of lives in context (pp. 67-104). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Manuscripts in Press
Bojczyk, K.E., Marty, A.H., Ziolkowski, R., Shriner, B., & Goldstein, H. Comparing the contributions of motor and verbal prompts to vocabulary learning in kindergarteners and first graders.
Goldstein, H., Schneider, N., Ziolkowski, R., Marty, A., Harping, J., & Bojczyk, K. Vocabulary learning in first through third graders in low income schools: Effects of automated supplemental instruction.
Bojczyk, K.G., & Corbetta, D. (1999, June). Effects of task exposure and visual cues on learning a bumanual task in infancy. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 21 (Supplement), S 46.
Corbetta, D. & Gadacz, K.E. (1998, June). Changes in infant reaching prefrences are linkes to postural reorganizations. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 20 (Supplement), S 79.
Zelaznik, H.N., Bojczyk, K.G., & Spencer, R.M. (2001). Practice effects in timing tapping and circle drawing tasks. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 23, (Supplement), S 64.
Zelaznik, H.N., Gadacz, K., Doffin J., Robertson, S., Schneidt, T. (1998, June). Individual differences in temporal precision for drawing and tapping tasks: Evidence for specifity and generality in timing. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 20 (Supplement), S 40.