J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law 2012
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University (Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology Concentration) 2007
M.S., Nova Southeastern University (Clinical Psychology) 2004
B.A., Macalester College (Psychology) 1999
Peer Review Articles
Rubio, J. S., Krieger, M. A., Finney, E. J., & Coker, K. L. (2014). A Review of the Relationship between Sociocultural Factors and Juvenile Psychopathy. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(1), 23-31.
Coker, K. L. & Rosenheck, R. (2014). Race and Incarceration in an Aging Cohort of Vietnam Veterans in Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psychiatric Quarterly, 85(1), 79-89.
Coker, K. L., Wernsman, J. R., Ikpe, U. N., Brooks, J. S., Bushell, L., & Kahn, B. (2014). Using the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Version 2 (MAYSI-2) on a Community Sample of African American and Latino/a Juvenile Offenders to Identify Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Needs. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41(4), 492-511.
Coker, K.L., Ikpe, U., Brooks, J., Page, B., & Sobell, M. (2014). Social Problem Solving Skills Mediates the Relationship between Traumatic Stress and Moral Disengagement among Inner-City African American High School Students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 7(2), 87-95.
Coker, K.L., Smith, P.H., Westphal, A., Zonana, H.V., & McKee, S.A. (2014). Crime and psychiatric disorders among youth in the US population: An analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 888-898.e2.
Coker, K. L. The Application of the Fourth Amendment in the School Context May Create a Safe Learning Environment for Some but Creates the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Others: The Challenges of Inner City School Violence. Loyola University Chicago ChildLaw and Education Institute Forum. 2011 Volume.
Ikpe, U. & Coker, K. L. Encouraging the Use of Community Involvement and Restorative Practices as Treatment for Trauma with Black Juvenile Offenders. Loyola Public Interest Law Report. 2010, 15(3): 220-233.
Coker, K. L. Regulation of Investigational Medical Devices. Annals of Health Law Advanced Directive. 2008, 18(1): 29-37.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, Books
Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission. (2014). Improving Illinois’ Response to Sexual Offenses Committed by Youth: Recommendations for Law, Policy, and Practice. (Member of research team).
Coker, K. L. & Baranoski, M. V. (2013). Difficulties in Determining Competency and Appropriate Sentences for Defendants with Intellectual Impairments. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 41(1): 129-132.
Coker, K. L. & Brooks, J. (2012). Effectiveness of Community Corrections. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. (pp.129-135). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Coker, K. L. & Gudeman, R. Perceptions of Race and its Effects in Academic Settings. Macalester College Internal Multicultural Audit Task Force Report (1999).
Conference Paper Presentations (selected
Amos, B. R., Perry, D., & Coker, K. L. (2011). Applying Cultural Competent Group Interventions to African American and Latino Adolescents in Juvenile Justice Settings. Paper presented at the 119th American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, Washington, DC
Coker, K. L. (2011). Broader Legal Implications of Juvenile Psychopathy Research and Incarceration Racial Disparities among Juvenile Offenders. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled: Juvenile psychopathy and juvenile punishment: What the psychological literature and the Supreme Court tell us? Presented at the 119th APA Convention, Washington, DC
Coker, K. L., Baute, S., Baca, J., Robinson, M., Ipke, U., Dorsainville, A., & Walker, L. (2005). Born To Be Wild: Bad Girls or Trauma Victims? Paper presented at the 113th APA Conference Symposium, Washington, DC
Conference Poster Presentations (selected)
Chien, J., Coker, K. L., Rausch, F., Siegel, L., & Azeem, M.W. (2013). Competency to Stand Trial Remediation in a Juvenile Population. Poster presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Orlando, FL
Howell, N. N., Amos, B. R., & Coker, K. L. (2013). Respect, the Two-Edged Sword: Inner City Youth’s Survival Through Respect. Poster presented at the 121st APA Convention, Honolulu, HI
Malave, M. & Coker, K. L. (2013). Unmet Needs and Moral Disengagement Among Inner City African American Youth. Poster presented at the 121st APA Convention, Honolulu, HI
Coker, K. L., Dorfman, W., Sellers, A., Doud, T., McNulty, M., Golden, C., Schneider, B., & Shapiro, D. (2005). The Relationship between MMPI-2 Code Types and the Restructured Clinical Scales. Preliminary analysis poster presented at the 40th Annual MMPI-2 Symposium and Workshops, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Follow up analysis with the addition of MMPI-2 content scales poster presented at the 113th Annual APA Conference, Washington, DC
Fishgold, A., Ricca, J., Landrum, I., Coker, K. L., Carrio, C., & Walker, L. (2005). Ethnic Differences in Reporting Patterns within a Sample of Female Juvenile Delinquents. Poster presented at the 2005 Florida Psychological Association (FPA) Conference, Palm Beach, FL
Cochran, C. K., Bernstein, M. S., Coker, K. L., Brantley, K.L., & Walker, L. (2003). Psychosocial Characteristics of Detainees at Magistrate Court: A Preliminary Analysis. Poster presented at the 2003 FPA Conference, Hutchinson Island, FL