Jennifer Blessing


(813) 257-3620



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SC 203

Meet Jennifer Blessing

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Education: 1992 Wake Forest, B.A.
1994 Wake Forest, M.A.
1998 University of Florida, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: General Psychology
Statistics and Experimental Methods
Child Development

Career Specialties: Jennifer Blessing's research interests center on the social influences that help children in their cognitive achievements. For example, how do parents and social groups help shape one's maturation in thinking and how can experiences outside of the school shape children's thinking.

Professional and Community Activities: Jennifer Blessing has published most recently in areas related to the successful teaching of psychology. This has included a study of using Twitter in conjunction with class and a study of using movies as capstone experiences in psychology classes.

She has spent the last four years developing and implementing teaching curriculum for children from 3 years old though 5th grade in out-of-school settings.