Biographical Statement

Mr. McCracken is the Associate Director, Graduate Admissions, Alumni Affairs, and Community Engagement. He holds a B.S. with honors in psychology, an M.S. Ed. in counseling/counselor education, an MBAin general management, and a graduate certificate in Instructional SystemsTechnology, all from IU. He is currently a doctoral student in Instructional Systems Technology at IU-Bloomington. He had a 16-year career in community mental health services where he worked as a staff therapist, program director, and assistant vice-president. During his career in mental health services, he founded and grew a social enterprise that employed people with psychiatric disabilities.

Education

  • Graduate Certificate, Indiana University, 2017
  • M.B.A., Indiana University, 2004
  • M.S. Ed., Indiana University, 1995
  • B.S., Indiana University, 1993

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Practicum
  • Data analysis Using Spreadsheets
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Computers and Computing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science

Awards and Activities

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, IUPUC Alumni Association, 2008
  • Outstanding MBA Student,2004

Publications

  • Bosworth, K., Haakenson, P. & McCracken, K. (1997). Teacher Talk: Capturing Innovative Teacher Voices on the World Wide Web.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 5(4), 319-331.
  • McCracken, K. J. (2009). Budget and Finance of Early Childhood Programs. In J. M. Taylor, J. McGowan, & T. W. Linder (Eds.) The Program Administrator’s Guide to Early Childhood Special Education (pp. 263-274). Baltimore: Brookes

Presentations

  • McCracken, K. J., Eppley, T. (2008, November). “Innovative Approaches to Employment.” Presented at the Indiana Conference of Rehabilitative Psychiatric Services, Columbus, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (2007, November). “Employment Options: Extending the Continuum of Services.” Presented at the Indiana Conference of Rehabilitative Psychiatric Services, West Lafayette, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (2004, April). “Surviving Childhood Abuse.” Presented at the SEIOC Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, Aurora, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (2003, June). “Parenting Tools for Clinicians.” Presented at the Paul Munger Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (2003, June). “Ethics and Confidentiality in Mental Health.” Presented at the Paul Munger Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (1999, November). “Working with ADHD Youth.” Presented at the Fall Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties Conference. Columbus, IN
  • McCracken, K. (1999, August). “Fundamental Parenting: A Primer for New Clinicians.” Presented at the 21stAnnual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, French Lick, IN
  • McCracken, K. (1999, August). “Team Tomorrow: School-Based Therapy Serving Elementary Schools.” Presented at the 21stAnnual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, French Lick, IN
  • McCracken, K. (1998, June) “Parenting Guidelines: Information for the Beginning Professional.” Presented at the Paul Munger Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (1996, June). “Team Tomorrow: School-Based Therapy Serving Elementary Schools.” Presented at the Paul Munger Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • McCracken, K. (1996, June). “Introduction to the World Wide Web” Presented at the Paul Munger Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • Haakenson, P. & McCracken, K. (1995, March). “Teacher Talk: Capturing Innovative Teacher Voices in a Multimedia Internet Environment.” Presented at the International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, TX.