Jenna Shapka, PhD

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


MET Courses: ETEC 512

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“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.”

Dr. Shapka is the co-author of ETEC 512, and served as MET Director from 2016-2019.