Tiffany R. King

Assistant Professor of Psychology; Director of Adult Studies Psychology Program

Education

Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, School of Education, Chicago, Illinois, 2006 M.A., Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, 2000 B.A., Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 1997

Associated Academic Programs

Psychology

In Matthew 5, Jesus calls his people to be salt and light. Dr. Tiffany King hears this call and uses it as a reminder to daily rededicate her life to Christ.

King recognizes that every phase of her life, however difficult it may have been, was directly influenced by God and worked out for her good. And as she now finds herself working in the psychology department at Trinity, this truth is no less evident in her life.

Extrinsic versus intrinsic, nature versus nurture, dynamic versus static – psychology seeks to illuminate these concepts and so much more. While the discipline of psychology is a greatly rewarding and evidenced-based one, there is much that is yet unexplainable. Psychology’s unanswered questions point King straight to God. “As a Christian, I believe it becomes a bit more palatable the stronger our faith is, knowing that there are forces much stronger and wider than our human minds can sometimes fathom or understand.”

As King teaches and engages with her students, the desire to implement a lifetime of learning remains central to her pedagogy. “I know that I must lead by example as my mentors did,” she said. In the classroom, she views herself as a learner just as much as her students are.

King brings a rich and varied background to her position at Trinity as the Director of the Adult Studies Program in Psychology. With over 15 years as a researcher at organizations including Northwestern University, National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago and Research Triangle Institute, she understands the process, challenges, but also the importance of research in psychology and the social sciences overall. During the years she has worked on numerous projects on varying topics, from understanding mental preparedness for combat in soldiers to the impact of positive and negative work family spillover on marital relationships and well-being.

She has also taught in various programs that have directly prepared her for Trinity’s unique programs, including Loyola University, Spertus College, and Roosevelt University.

King and her husband attend Victory Cathedral Worship Center, the South Campus, with her family and focus on being a strong example of how to be salt and light for their two boys.

Courses

Applied Research and Program Evaluation
Advanced Research Design
Advanced Statistics
Critical Thinking
Basic Research Skills

History and Systems of Psychology
Human Development–Across the Lifespan
Introductory Research Methods
Introductory Statistics

Publications and Presentations

Nichols, E. M., Goerman, P. L., Jurgenson, N., King, T.R., Olmsted, M. G., Childs, J. H. (2013, May). New Versus Old Technologies: An Examination of Usability and Cognitive Issues Across Modes Among Respondents with Varying Education Levels. Methodological Brief:  68th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Boston, MA.

Lakhe, S., Nichols, E., Olmstead, M.G., King, T.R. (2013, May). Designing Surveys for Tablets and Smartphones. Demonstration: 68th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Boston, MA

King, T. R., Cook, S. & Hunter Childs, J. (2012, May). Interviewing proxy versus suspected duplicate respondents to obtain information regarding potential duplicate living situations. Paper presented on Using Qualitative Methods to Study Census Coverage Issues Panel: 67th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Orlando, FL.

King, T. R., Liu, L., Greene, D. L., & Burnette, E. C. (2011, August). Bumping heads: Work and family divergence. Presented at American Sociological Association’s 106th annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

King, T. R., Hu, J., & Day, O. A. (2010, May). Panel discussion: Technical aspects of data security. The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference, Chicago, IL. Discussant.

Lane, J., Krishnamurty, P., & King, T. (2007, June). The effects of military service on the labor market outcomes of military families. Paper presented at the 82nd annual conference of the Western Economic Association International, Seattle, WA.

King, T., Bartolone, J., Daquilanea J., & Addison, A. (2007, May). Evaluating field interviewer performance in a virtual phone shop: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. Presentation at the 63rd annual conference for the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Santa Monica, CA.

King, T. R. (2005, May). Indicators of adolescent well-being in the NLSY97: Use of multiple measures. Paper presented on School and Youth Survey Panel: 60th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Miami, FL.

King, T. R., & Datta, R. A. (2003, July). NLSY97 questionnaire design, implementation, and data collection efforts. Invited presenter at the Annual Summer User Workshop on the NLSY97 and NLSY79. Hosted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Technical Reports 

Hedge, J. W., Ohse, D. M., King, T. R., Petrusa, J. E., Burke, B., & Barrick, K. (2012, March). USCIS Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) program study. Prepared for U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Homeland Security.

Peytcheva, E. A., Sha, M., Gerber, E., Cook, S. L., Schoua-Glusberg, A., King, T. R., & Kenward, K. (2011, September). Qualitative interviewing with suspected duplicates and cognitive testing of the Targeted Coverage Follow-up (TCFU) interview. Prepared for U.S. Census Bureau.

Hedge, J. W., Petrusa, J. E., King, T. R., Goedecke, D. M., Jones, S. M., & Keating, M. D. (2010, December). USCIS Task 3 international operations study. Prepared for U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Homeland Security.

King, T. R., Pedrazzani, S. D., Thissen, M. R., Walker, T. S., Robinson, P. M., & Brown, C. (2009, May). National Hospital Discharge Study final report of the pretest study. Prepared for National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hourani, L. L., Smith, K. W., Creel, D. V., Reyes, C. M., Jones, S. B., King, T. R., Sikes, R. N., & Peeler,  J. R. (2008, August). 2008 Population Health Survey final report. Prepared for Department of Defense TRICARE Management Activity.

+ Expertise

In Matthew 5, Jesus calls his people to be salt and light. Dr. Tiffany King hears this call and uses it as a reminder to daily rededicate her life to Christ.

King recognizes that every phase of her life, however difficult it may have been, was directly influenced by God and worked out for her good. And as she now finds herself working in the psychology department at Trinity, this truth is no less evident in her life.

Extrinsic versus intrinsic, nature versus nurture, dynamic versus static – psychology seeks to illuminate these concepts and so much more. While the discipline of psychology is a greatly rewarding and evidenced-based one, there is much that is yet unexplainable. Psychology’s unanswered questions point King straight to God. “As a Christian, I believe it becomes a bit more palatable the stronger our faith is, knowing that there are forces much stronger and wider than our human minds can sometimes fathom or understand.”

As King teaches and engages with her students, the desire to implement a lifetime of learning remains central to her pedagogy. “I know that I must lead by example as my mentors did,” she said. In the classroom, she views herself as a learner just as much as her students are.

King brings a rich and varied background to her position at Trinity as the Director of the Adult Studies Program in Psychology. With over 15 years as a researcher at organizations including Northwestern University, National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago and Research Triangle Institute, she understands the process, challenges, but also the importance of research in psychology and the social sciences overall. During the years she has worked on numerous projects on varying topics, from understanding mental preparedness for combat in soldiers to the impact of positive and negative work family spillover on marital relationships and well-being.

She has also taught in various programs that have directly prepared her for Trinity’s unique programs, including Loyola University, Spertus College, and Roosevelt University.

King and her husband attend Victory Cathedral Worship Center, the South Campus, with her family and focus on being a strong example of how to be salt and light for their two boys.

+ Courses, Publications & Research

Courses

Applied Research and Program Evaluation
Advanced Research Design
Advanced Statistics
Critical Thinking
Basic Research Skills

History and Systems of Psychology
Human Development–Across the Lifespan
Introductory Research Methods
Introductory Statistics

Publications and Presentations

Nichols, E. M., Goerman, P. L., Jurgenson, N., King, T.R., Olmsted, M. G., Childs, J. H. (2013, May). New Versus Old Technologies: An Examination of Usability and Cognitive Issues Across Modes Among Respondents with Varying Education Levels. Methodological Brief:  68th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Boston, MA.

Lakhe, S., Nichols, E., Olmstead, M.G., King, T.R. (2013, May). Designing Surveys for Tablets and Smartphones. Demonstration: 68th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Boston, MA

King, T. R., Cook, S. & Hunter Childs, J. (2012, May). Interviewing proxy versus suspected duplicate respondents to obtain information regarding potential duplicate living situations. Paper presented on Using Qualitative Methods to Study Census Coverage Issues Panel: 67th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Orlando, FL.

King, T. R., Liu, L., Greene, D. L., & Burnette, E. C. (2011, August). Bumping heads: Work and family divergence. Presented at American Sociological Association’s 106th annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

King, T. R., Hu, J., & Day, O. A. (2010, May). Panel discussion: Technical aspects of data security. The International Field Directors and Technologies Conference, Chicago, IL. Discussant.

Lane, J., Krishnamurty, P., & King, T. (2007, June). The effects of military service on the labor market outcomes of military families. Paper presented at the 82nd annual conference of the Western Economic Association International, Seattle, WA.

King, T., Bartolone, J., Daquilanea J., & Addison, A. (2007, May). Evaluating field interviewer performance in a virtual phone shop: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. Presentation at the 63rd annual conference for the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Santa Monica, CA.

King, T. R. (2005, May). Indicators of adolescent well-being in the NLSY97: Use of multiple measures. Paper presented on School and Youth Survey Panel: 60th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Miami, FL.

King, T. R., & Datta, R. A. (2003, July). NLSY97 questionnaire design, implementation, and data collection efforts. Invited presenter at the Annual Summer User Workshop on the NLSY97 and NLSY79. Hosted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Technical Reports 

Hedge, J. W., Ohse, D. M., King, T. R., Petrusa, J. E., Burke, B., & Barrick, K. (2012, March). USCIS Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) program study. Prepared for U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Homeland Security.

Peytcheva, E. A., Sha, M., Gerber, E., Cook, S. L., Schoua-Glusberg, A., King, T. R., & Kenward, K. (2011, September). Qualitative interviewing with suspected duplicates and cognitive testing of the Targeted Coverage Follow-up (TCFU) interview. Prepared for U.S. Census Bureau.

Hedge, J. W., Petrusa, J. E., King, T. R., Goedecke, D. M., Jones, S. M., & Keating, M. D. (2010, December). USCIS Task 3 international operations study. Prepared for U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Homeland Security.

King, T. R., Pedrazzani, S. D., Thissen, M. R., Walker, T. S., Robinson, P. M., & Brown, C. (2009, May). National Hospital Discharge Study final report of the pretest study. Prepared for National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hourani, L. L., Smith, K. W., Creel, D. V., Reyes, C. M., Jones, S. B., King, T. R., Sikes, R. N., & Peeler,  J. R. (2008, August). 2008 Population Health Survey final report. Prepared for Department of Defense TRICARE Management Activity.