Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author


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Jennifer W. Shewmaker, PhD, is a visionary leader and creative, data based problem solver dedicated to creating transformative learning experiences and environments. She is the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Abilene Christian University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University.

Dr. Shewmaker is the mother to three daughters and a nationally certified school psychologist who has worked with hundreds of families, children, teachers, and community organizations in her career. She is an advocate for seeking emotional health as we strive to live in such a way to make a difference in the world.

Dr. Shewmaker is the author of the book, Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers.

This site focuses on Dr. Shewmaker’s interests in exploring aspects of media and gender, creativity in education, and mindful living for emotional health. Here you’ll find:

  • Posts on issues surrounding children and media, education and learning, and emotional health
  • Gender and Media Talk podcasts that provide conversations with experts exploring issues of gender and media
  • Brief videos that provide crash courses on child development and media literacy, educational strategies, and mindful living

Enjoy exploring this site! You can contact us at  jennifer.w.shewmaker@gmail.com.

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