Female professor stops at students desk to discuss his work.

Randi Shedlosky-Shoemaker, Ph.D.


  • B.A., Monmouth College (2003)
  • M.A., Ohio State University (2006)
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University (2010)


  • General Psychology
  • Orientation to Psychology Major
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Senior Capstone in Psychology

Research Interests

  • Academic Engagement
  • Learning Assessment
  • Entertainment Media Experiences


  • Meritorious Service Award in Recognition of Dedicated Service to the General Psychology Instructional Program of The Ohio State University, 2009

Recent Publications

  • Engler, J. N., & Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R. (2018). Facilitating student success: The role of open educational resources in introductory psychology courses. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 18, -. doi: 10.1177/1475725718810241.
  • Costabile, K. A., Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R., & Austin, A. (2018). Universal stories: Narratives satisfy core motives of social psychology [Special issue]. Self and Identity, 17, p. 418-431. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2017.1413008
  • Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R.­, & Fautch, J. (2015). Who leaves, who stays? Psychological factors as predictors of persistence in chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education, 92, 408-418. doi: 10.1021/ed500571j
  • Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R., Costabile, K. A., & Arkin, R. M. (2014). Self-expansion through fictional characters. Self and Identity, 13, 556-578. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2014.882269
  • Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R., Costabile, K. A., DeLuca, H. K., Arkin, R. M. (2011). The Social Experience of Entertainment Media: Effects of Others’ Evaluations on Our Experience. Journal of Media Psychology, 23 (3), 111-121. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000042