Educational Psychology & Counseling Department

Robert Kronick, PhD


450 Claxton Complex
1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452


My personal interests include politics, art, art history, reading, and my family. I enjoy hobbies such as tennis, biking, and baseball.


Counseling – School Counseling

Education – Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations


  • PhD, Sociology, University of Tennessee, 1971
  • MA, Social Psychology, Appalachian State University, 1967
  • BS, Psychology, University of Tampa, 1966

Curriculum Vita

Research Interests

  • Full-Service Schools
  • At-Risk Children and Youth
  • Social Justice

Recent Publications

Basma, D., & Kronick, R.F. (in press.) Lead, follow or get out of the way: The movement towards University Assisted Community Schools. Universities and Community Schools.

Kronick, R.F., Cunningham, R.B., & Basma, D. (in progress). Wicked problems: The community school – a positive program.

Luter, G., Heidel, E., & Kronick, R.F. (in press.) University Assisted Community Schools: A university builds a new community school’s intervention in the South East.

Kronick, R.F., Lester, Jessica, N. & Luter, D.G. (2013). Introduction to Higher Education’s Role in Public School Reform and Community Engagement. Peabody Journal of Education, 88:519-524, 2013

Kronick, R.F., Lester, Jessica, N. & Luter D.G. (2013). Conclusion to Higher Education’s role in Public School Reform and Community Engagement. Peabody Journal of Education, 88:5, 657-664.

Kronick, R.F., Luter, D.G., & Lester, J.W. (2013). Remember, it’s a pilot: Exploring the experiences of teachers/staff at a university assisted community school. The School Community Journal, 23(2), 161-184.

Kronick, R.F., Cunningham, R.B. (2013). Service-learning: Some academic and community recommendations. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(3), 121-134.

Lester J., Kronick, R.F., & Benson M. (2012). A university joins the community. Phi Delta Kappan, 93(6), 42-45.

Recent Presentations

Keynote Speaker Montgomery Public School’ Full Service Community Schools Summit, Faulkner University, Montogmery, AL. April 1, 2016.

Creating the Infrastructure at the School Site: An exploration of Pond Gap Elementary School. Knoxville, Tennessee. Presented at The Netter Center Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 2015.

Keynote Speaker at Innovation Conference, Hiwassee College, Madisonville, TN Title: Experiencing Service Learning. April 26, 2014.

University Assisted Community Schools “Place” in Equitable Comprehensive School Improvement: Voices From Research and Experience in Buffalo, NY and Knoxville, TN. Coalition of Community Schools Biannual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April 10, 2014 with D.G. Luter.

Recent Awards

Alumni Public Service Award from the University of Tennessee. Spring 2016

Engagement Award. This award is for teaching and research efforts in the area of outreach and engagement. April 23, 2014.

Received Three Year Award Ward for $135,00.00 to begin A Community School at Inskip Elementary. Designed to begin June 2, 2014 with Randy Atkins, Director of Development U.T. C.E.H.H.S.

Doing Less Of The Same
The Role of Community Needs and Resources Assessments in Advancing (Full-Service) Community schools.
2014 to 2017

United Way
Pond Gap University Assisted Community School
2012 to 2014

Tennessee Department of Education
Pond Gap University Assisted Community School
2011 to 2014

Pond Gap University Assisted Community School
2010 to 2014

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