Instructor of Psychology
Campus Box 4031
Building Visser Hall
Dr. Kylea Shoemaker joined the faculty of The Teachers College at Emporia State University in 2018. She earned her B.S. in psychology in 2002, MS in school psychology in 2003, and an Ed.S. in school psychology in 2004, all from Emporia State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Therapeutic Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Health Professions in 2017. While attending KUMC, Dr. Shoemaker participated in W.O.W., a group of doctoral students and faculty that assisted each other in review of research study preparation, manuscript publications, study design, and qualitative coding. Prior to and during her doctoral studies, Dr. Shoemaker worked as a school psychologist serving several school districts in Lyon, Franklin, Chase, and Greenwood counties, and served as an adjunct instructor for Emporia State University. Dr. Shoemaker is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a member of both NASP and KASP.
Dr. Shoemaker’s research interests include understanding and improving factors affecting comprehensive sexuality education in the public school system, role play/simulation practices within graduate education, parent-child factors affecting health and education outcomes, and youth self-regulation programs. Her previous research includes early adolescent perceptions of sexual health information sources, health educators’ experiences involving parents in sexuality education, fathers’ experiences discussing sexual health content with their children, incorporating adolescent perceptions into sexual health education practice, and high fidelity simulation in Family Nurse Practitioner graduate training programs.
Dr. Shoemaker has experience teaching the undergraduate developmental psychology for the education major courses and graduate courses in the school psychology program. She also serves as one of the advisors for school psychology graduate students.