Academic Affairs

Yasmine Kalkstein

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
 

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Biopsychology, University of Virginia 

Phone: 845-569-3631
Email: yasmine.kalkstein@msmc.edu

Bio

Yasmine graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar with a B.A. in Biopsychology in 2002. She spent a year as a predoctoral NIH Intramural Fellow working in a genetics lab, where she published two papers associating genetic variations with Type II diabetes in the Pima Indian population. She received both her MA and PhD (2008) from the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology. During that time, she served as a sabbatical replacement for a "Learning and Cognition" class at St. Olaf College, and as a graduate instructor teaching Cognitive Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Yasmine served as full-time member of the faculty at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota before taking a full-time position at Mount Saint Mary College. During her tenure at the Mount, Yasmine has taught freshmen through graduate students in the traditional program, online, accelerated program, honors program, and abroad in both Florence, Italy, and Dublin, Ireland. In addition to her regular teaching of General Psychology and Senior Research Seminar, she has taught over 15 different preparations in her time at the Mount, including many of her own creation (Medical Decision Making, Creativity & Intelligence, Design Thinking, and Great Ideas in Education).

Yasmine has had an active research program which has provided students with many experiences in research. She has presented at external conferences with over 15 different students at the Mount, and co-published six publications with six undergraduates at the Mount. In her career, she has published over 14 peer-reviewed manuscripts, a book chapter, and presented at over forty conferences or universities on issues in higher education such as academic integrity, undergraduate research, improving writing, and metacognition, as well as other psychological topics such as motivation, moral decision making, comprehending risk, medical decision making, and patient-centered care. In 2017-2018, she was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to conduct research on how to improve the support of women whose birth plan goes awry. She continues to collaborate on research internationally as a fellow at the Center for Medical Decision Making at Ono Academic College. She is a columnist for The Decision Lab, writing about issues of human behavior for the layperson. More recently, she has taken an interest in the area of design thinking (human-centered design), ownership, and leadership.

On campus, Yasmine has served on various committees, including chairing the Academic Standards and Academic Technology Advancement Committees. She has engaged in various innovative projects, including running a peer-reviewed online journal for her senior students, founding and developing the Beginnings in Psychological Science program where dozens of students have participated in running classes and workshops for children around the Hudson Valley, and founding "It Takes a Village", a service project that donated over 2000 used children's books and child development resources to at-risk families in the Newburgh area.

When she’s not working, she leads a Girl Scout troop, loves to travel and be a student of her many hobbies, and likes to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, two kids, and their Bernese mountain dog.

Recent Publications

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Kirk, C., Berish, K & Galotti, K. (2017). Owning the Birth Experience: What Factors Influence Women’s Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Decision? Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1-13

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Guillemette, M., D’Onofrio, S. & Bischof, D. (2015). Shot or snot? Influencing flu vaccination rates in college students. Proceedings of the Association for Marketing and Healthcare Research.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Whyte, R., Stellmack, M.A., and Miron-Shatz, T. (2015). A content analysis of asynchronous online discussion boards: What are VBAC women seeking and sharing?" Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Barry, M. & Galotti, K. (2014). Examining Influences on Women’s Decision to Try Labour After Previous Caesarean Section. Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology, 32(2), 137-147. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2013.875133

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Whyte, R. (2014). The Use of Internet Discussion Boards as a Decision Aid for a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean: A Content Analysis of Initial Posts. American Marketing and Health Care Research Conference Proceedings.

Stellmack, M. A., Keenan, N. K., Sandidge, R. R., Sippl, A. L., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y. L. (2012). Review, revise, and resubmit: The effects of self-critique, peer review, and instructor feedback on student writing. Teaching of Psychology, 39, 235-244.

Delany, S.D. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2010). Risk communication: A complex process. In B.S. Leroy, P. McCarthy Veach, & D.M. Bartels (Eds.). Genetic counseling practice: Advanced concepts and skills. Wiley.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Strnad, B. (2009). Communicating the "Bottom Line" Probability Facilitates Decisions that Rely on Bayesian Reasoning. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, 49, 277-283.

Stellmack, M. A., Konheim-Kalkstein, Y. L., Manor, J. E., Massey, A. R., and Schmitz, J. A. P. (2009). An assessment of reliability and validity of a rubric for grading APA-style introductions. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 102-107

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & van den Broek, P. (2008). The effect of incentives on cognitive processing of text. Discourse Processes, 45, 180-194.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Shilkey, M.L. (2008). Comparison of honor code and non-honor code classrooms at a non-honor code university. Journal of College and Character 9(3), 1-13.

Recent Presentations

Arco, N. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2017). What do students want? Learning from focus groups on academic library usage and design. Poster Presentation at Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, May 31, 2017.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Nunziato, D., & Boydston, J. (2017). The influence of certified lactation counsellor training on obstetric nurses on breastfeeding outcomes, intentions, and attitudes. Poster presentation at New York Perinatal Association Annual Conference, Albany, N.Y., June 8, 2017.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Free, J., Lavin E., & Sullivan D. Beginnings in Psychological Science: Improving mindfulness through learning about the brain. Poster presentation at Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Boston, MA, May 26, 2017.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Kirk, C., Berish, K., & Whyte R. (2016) The Experience of Birth: What factors predict women to choose a vaginal birth after a cesarean? Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY. 

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Sullivan, D., & Lavin, E. (2016). Beginnings in Psychological Science: Bringing psychology to elementary schools. Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY

Maloney, K. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., (2016). Googling “Purple Spots”: Online health information seeking behavior in college students. Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Barry, M. (2015). Creating an undergraduate student peer-reviewed journal: Lessons from Sentience and Brainwaves. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference,Tarrytown, NY.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Bogle, O. (2015). The Beginnings of “Beginnings in Psychological Science”: Psychology for children. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Guillemette, M., D’Onofrio, S. & Bischof, D. (2015). Shot or snot? Influencing flu vaccination rates in college students. Talk at Association for Marketing and Healthcare Research.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Whyte, R. (2014). The Use of Internet Discussion Boards as a Decision Aid for a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean: A Content Analysis of Initial Posts. Talk at American Marketing and Health Care Research Annual Conference. Telluride, CO. **Won Best Paper**

Barry, M., Whyte, R., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Deciding to undergo a vaginal birth after a cesarean: Sources of influence. Poster presentation at Society for Medical Decision Making. Baltimore, MD, October 2013.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Barry, M. (2013). To VBAC or repeat a cesarean: What might influence women with a prior cesarean birth to try labor? Paper presentation at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention, New York, NY, March 2013. *Chaired session on “Health Cognition”*

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Book club: A small group experience to enhance student engagement. Paper presentation. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY, March 2013.

Escotto, P., Boydston, C., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Priming ethical decisions with a classroom honor code.Poster presentation. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY, March 2013. *won best poster from Westchester Psychological Association*

Heines, S. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Are students getting the science in psychological science? Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY, March 2013.

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.il/citations?user=6WpYHNIAAAAJ&hl=en