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
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Senior Capstone in Psychology
  • Essential Skills and Tools in Psychology
  • Psychological Perspectives on Intimate Relationships

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

  • Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R. A., & Strassle, C. G. (2020, April 29). Critically thinking about our not-so-critical thinking in the social world. Improve with Metacognition. https://www.improvewithmetacognition.com/critically-thinking-in-the-social-world/
  • Engler, J. N., & Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R. (2019). Facilitating student success: The role of open educational resources in introductory psychology courses. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 18, 36-47. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475725718810241
  • Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R. (2018, June 25). Facilitating student success through awareness of one’s own study habits. Teaching with Metacognition, 2, 11-15. Retrieved from http://www.improvewithmetacognition.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Shedlosky-Shoemaker.TwM_.Vol2l.pdf
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1021/ed500571j