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Christy Fraenza

Contributing Faculty

Degree Program Academic Skills Center

Christy Fraenza enjoys supporting doctoral students in multiple ways, as both the Coordinator of the Doctoral Peer Mentor Program and in her role as a Contributing Faculty member within the Center for Academic Excellence. She holds a Ph.D. in General Psychology (Educational Track) and MS in Psychology, both from Walden University. She has experience teaching psychology courses face-to-face and online and has also supported online learners as a writing and learning specialist.


BA, Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA United States

MS, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States


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

Palermo-Kielb, K., Fraenza, C. B. (2017). Bridging the social, academic, and cultural divide for international students: Using peer-to-peer support strategies online


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. (2014). Anxiety and the imposter phenomenon among graduate students in online versus traditional programs

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

Milheim, K., Fraenza, C. B. (2014). Identifying and understanding cultural differences in the online classroom

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

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