Jennifer Kunz


Pronouns she, her, hers

Ph.D., Marquette University, 2008

Teaching Philosophy:

In my role as Lecturer in the department of Psychology, I work closely with many undergraduate Psychology majors and minors each semester.  My primary goals as an instructor are to promote critical thinking about course content and methodology, reduce student anxiety about demanding topics, encourage students to take an active role in their learning, and foster student engagement.   My overarching objective regarding student learning is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress effectively through the undergraduate Psychology curriculum; moreover, to provide students with a strong foundation of competencies that will enable them to pursue their goals beyond graduation.  My aim in every course is to present material that is respectful and inclusive of diversity in the context of gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and race.  I aim to incorporate multiple assessment strategies into my courses to address various learner needs and to support students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  It is my hope that through these methods, I can facilitate a learning environment in which all students feel comfortable, welcome, and valued.

Courses Taught:
Psych 210:  Psychological Statistics
Psych 230:  Social Psychology: Psychological Perspectives
Psych 320:  Psychology of Women
Psych 677:  Experimental Social Psychology