Jenna Shapka, PhD

Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education


MET Courses: ETEC 512

Web / Social:

In the 2018/2019 academic year, Dr. Shapka is on leave from her roles as MET Director and Director, Graduate Studies in Education.

“My training is in the area of developmental psychology, and I am particularly interested in identifying how contextual factors are contributing to developmental wellbeing for adolescents. To this end, I have been exploring what it means for kids to be growing up in a digital age where technology has infiltrated most aspects of their lives, including their social worlds and their learning environments. My research is focused on questions pertinent to youth and technology, and I bring this lens to my teaching in the MET.”