Kate Short-Meyerson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair
Teaching & Learning

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology | University of Wisconsin-Madison (1997)

M.S Educational Psychology | University of Madison (1992)

B.S. Psychology | University of Madison (1989)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Language Development
  • Developmental Disorders


Years of P-12 Experience: 1

Classes Typically Taught:

  • Educational Psychology (12-380)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (12-235)
  • Foundations of Research (12-770)


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 2000

Kate's areas of expertise include Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology.  She teaches core courses for undergraduate students (e.g., Ed Foundations 235, Ed Foundations 380) as well as a graduate level research methods course (Ed Foundations 770).  Her other post-secondary teaching experience includes courses in communicative disorders here at UW Oshkosh, courses in psychology at Lawrence University and courses in cognitive development at Vanderbilt University.  Kate's K-12 experience includes teaching at Little Chute High School and directing a summer camp for elementary school-age children in New Hampshire.  Kate is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) on a research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled “How parents and their elementary school-age children solve science problems together: The role of gender and ethnicity”.  This is a 3-year STEM research project examining the role of parents in the socialization of gender differences in children’s science interests, problem solving, and learning, including Hispanic and non-Hispanic families in Arizona.  She is also the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising at UW Oshkosh.