Jennifer Blush, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Jennifer Blush

Dr. Jennifer Blush is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at William Peace University.

Dr. Blush is originally from a small town in southern Illinois and lived there for most of her life until moving to Texas to finish her education. While in Texas, she got married and with her husband adopted two dogs! Dr. Blush loves spending time with her family, traveling, and food, especially Mexican and toasted ravioli!

Education

  • B.A. Psychology and German, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • M.A. Psychology, Illinois State University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso

Activities & Honors

  • Psychology Club Advisor, editor at The Novice Professor teaching blog

Research & Publications

  • For her dissertation, Dr. B examined how words are represented across a bilingual’s two languages. Other cognitive domains that are of particular interest to her are the use of language in text and email, working memory, executive control, and mind wandering. A more recent interest of hers has been conducting research in the classroom. For instance, what makes students perform well on exams?
  • Blush, J. M., Schleicher, K. M., & Kidder, C. K. (2020). Teaching in the 21st Century: How blogs and other alternative outlets can transform our teaching. In T. M. Ober, E. Che, J. E. Brodsky, C. Raffaele, & P. J. Brooks (Eds.) How We Teach Now: The GSTA Guide to Transformative Teaching (pp. 54-67). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/howweteachnow-transformative