Female professor stops at students desk to discuss his work.

Jennifer N. Engler, Ph.D.


  • B.A., James Madison University (1996)
  • M.S., Loyola University in Maryland (1999)
  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee (2004)


  • Psychology Program Coordinator


  • General Psychology
  • Essential Skills and Tools
  • Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Eating Disorders

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Identity Development
  • Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
  • Poverty Simulation as a Learning Tool

Recent Publications

  • Steck, L., Engler, J., Ligon, M., Druen, P., & Cosgrove, E. (in press). Doing poverty: Learning outcomes among students participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation Program. Teaching Sociology.
  • Engler, J. N., & Landau, J. D. (2011). Source is important when developing a social norms campaign to combat academic dishonesty. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 46-48.
  • Engler, J. N., & Wiemann, C. M. (2010). Separation-individuation and identity development in at-risk youth. Journal of Vulnerable Children and Youth, 5, 274-283.
  • Engler, J. N., Landau, J. D., & Epstein, M. (2008). Keeping up with the Joneses: Students’ perceptions of academically dishonest behavior. Teaching of Psychology, 35, 99-102.