Kamden Strunk is currently an assistant professor at Auburn University in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. Currently, he teaches in educational research, measurement, and analysis. In the past, he has also taught in the areas of educational foundations, social justice, educational psychology, and human development.
His research interests include motivation, equity, and measurement. In motivation, he has developed and continues to research a 2x2 model for time-related academic behavior (i.e. procrastination and timely engagement) and the context dependence of such behaviors, as well as work with expectancy-value theory and achievement goals, particularly in marginalized populations. This includes work with motivation for STEM coursework and careers in rural and American Indian populations, for example. This crosses over into his work on educational equity. Not only does this work include motivation research, but also LGBTQ work as well. He has conducted research with gay students at conservative Christian universities, and continues that line of inquiry. He has also published on educational disparities rooted in race and income level. In methodology, Kamden researches quantitative methods, including ways of assessing population-level structure of measures, and more broadly, classical test theory.