Christy Fraenza

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Fraenza has enjoyed supporting students in multiple ways throughout her career as an instructor, writing and learning specialist, and manager of peer mentoring programs. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, four teenagers, and multiple pets.


PhD, Walden University

MS, Walden University

MS, Walden University

BA, Pennsylvania State University


Fraenza, C. B. (2016). The role of social influence in anxiety and the imposter phenomenon. Online Learning. Online Learning

Palermo, K., Fraenzaa, C. (2018). Bridging the social, academic, and cultural divide for international students: Using peer-to-peer support strategies online.

Fraenza, C. B., Palermo, K. A. (2020). Developing a doctoral identity: Strategies to help online students move from student to scholar.

Fraenza, C. B., Rye, T. Supporting the social integration of online doctoral students.. Learning Assistance Review

Milheim, K., Fraenza, C., Palermo, K. (2021). Supporting student-initiated mobile device use in online learning. Online Learning


Fraenza, C. B., Nagle, L. (2016). “Engaging, Entertaining, Enjoyable:” Student perceptions of short in-class writing reflections in an introductory psychology course. Farmingdale State College

Fraenza, C. B., Palermo-Kielb, K. (2017). Feeling like you don’t belong as a doctoral student? Tips to overcome the imposter syndrome.

Fraenza, C. B., Nagle, L. (2015). The use of plickers to increase student achievement & engagement: An informal implementation. . Farmingdale State College