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Wallin-Ruschman, Jen

Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Bowen 216
229. 391.5092

Spring 2015 Office Hours

Monday: 6:15-7:30

Tuesday:8:30-9:30, 12:45-2, 3:15-4:45

Wednesday: 6:15-7:30

Thursday: 8:30-9:30, 12:45-2, 3:15-4:45

and by appointment.


PSYC 1101


» Spring 2014 Syllabus

A broad survey of the major topics in psychology including, but not limited to, research methodology, biological and social factors influencing behavior, development, learning, memory, personality, and abnormal behavior/therapy. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PSYC 2103


» Fall 2013 Syllabus

Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 with a “C” or better. An introductory, non-laboratory based examination of human development across the life span with an emphasis on normal patterns of physical, cognitive, and social development. Fall, Spring, Summer.

Additional Information

Jen Wallin-Ruschman is a social and community psychologist currently in the final stages of completing her Ph.D. from Portland State University. Her dissertation explores how utilizing critical pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, and service-learning in the classroom can increase students’ critical consciousness development. She grew up in rural Southern Kentucky and graduated from the University of Louisville. She has worked on youth participatory projects like Kentucky Remembers! and the multimedia Moving to the Beat project. She has also worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center, Rethinking Schools and for activist campaigns around fair trade, access to education, and racial justice.

GNDR 1101


» Fall 2014 Syllabus

Gender studies is a survey course designed to introduce you to the social, cultural, and intellectual concepts of this interdisciplinary field. The course explores gender roles and sexual stratification in American Society today, and assesses the impact of recent social movements, research, and public policies.

PSYC 2201


» Spring 2014 Syllabus

This course is a historical overview of the services provided to individuals with mental illness and theories of personality development. We will cover assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the major mental disorders as well as the biological, psychological, and sociological contributing causation factors are discussed.

RLST 3060


» FA 2014 Syllabus

This course will provide students with an overview of social science research methods emphasizing critical thinking and practice. This course will explore the foundations of research methods and elaborate on topics such as: quantitative & qualitative research methods, measurement, ethics, sampling, survey research, and quantitative & qualitative data analysis. Class time will include discussions, presentations, activities, group work, lecture, videos, and/or other interactive material.

PSYC 4250


» FA 2014 Syllabus

This is an upper division course designed to offer an exploration of the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation within rural settings. A central focus will be developing an understanding of how systems of oppression reinforce each other and intersect to create an overall matrix of domination. We will not study four different systems of oppression; rather, we will explore how our lives are shaped by various combinations of these target and agent groups. Course content will introduce you to the social, psychological, relational, linguistic, and institutional mechanisms that support oppression as well as interventions aimed at transforming oppressive systems. Class time will include discussions, presentations, activities, group work, lecture, videos, and/or other interactive material.

PSYC 4150


» SP 2015 Syllabus