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Christy Fraenza

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program 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.


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, 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. (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.