Chair, Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity
Professor | Psychology
Shevaun is a Professor in the Psychology Program and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at UW-Superior. She teaches a number of courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, the Psychology of Close Relationships, and Statistics for Psychological Research. Earning a Master’s and Ph.D at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!) in Social Psychology, Shevaun studied the intersection of social cognition and close relationship: how people think and use information about their close relationships. Upon starting at UW-Superior in 2006, her research shifted to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; being at a primarily teaching-focused institution, the examination of how students best learn seemed apt. Recent scholarship has focused on the effectiveness of small, daily activities that students complete as a way to build their Social-Emotional Learning; building these capacities reduces anxiety (for the general population – this is not meant as therapeutic treatment) and stress levels, which can then allow students the emotional and cognitive bandwidth to learn more.