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Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Psychology

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Teaching

Dr. Lewandowski is an award-winning teacher who has won Distinguished Teaching Awards at Stony Brook University and at Monmouth University. Dr. Lewandowski was featured the Princeton Review’s: The Best 300 Professors book which selected the “best” professors from an initial list of 42,000 professors from across the country.

 

Dr. Lewandowski's Intimate Relationships course was featured in a USA Today article.       

 

 

Professor Researches, Teaches Science of Love”  

In addition to Intimate Relationships, Dr. Lewandowski has taught: First Year Seminar, Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Methods, Self & Identity, Advanced Research Laboratory, and Senior Thesis. 

Dr. Lewandowski listed as a

"Top 300" professor. 

Scholarship - Research Methods Resources

As an active researcher in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL),

Dr. Lewandowski has dedicated much of his time on developing resources to improve the teaching of research methods in psychology.  

Selected Resources 

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2019). Discovering the scientist within: Research methods in psychology (2nd Edition). New York: Worth.   

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2016). Discovering the scientist within: Research methods in psychology (1st Edition). New York: Worth.   

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N. J., Strohmetz, D. B., & Ensley, C. J. (2016). Instructor’s manual to accompany Discovering the Scientist Within: Research Methods in Psychology. New York: Worth.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Strohmetz, D. B. & Ciarocco, N. (2015). Essentials of experimental psychology. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi: 10.3791/10169 

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2009). TeachPsychScience.org: Resources for teaching research and statistics in psychology. Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science.

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Scholarship - Research Articles, Chapters, and Invited Talks

In addition, Dr. Lewandowski has published numerous research articles, chapters, and has given over a dozen conference presentations, including several invited talks on a variety of teaching related topics.

Selected Publications  

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N. J., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2017). Research methods 2.0: A new approach for today’s students. In R. Obeid, A. Schartz, C. Shane-Simpson, & P. J. Brooks (Eds.) How We Teach Now: The GSTA Guide to Student-Centered Teaching (pp. 328-338). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2016, October). Research methods: The one course every graduate student should teach. Society for the Teaching of Psychology www.TeachPsych.org

  • Ciarocco, N., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Van Volkom, M. (2013). The impact of a multifaceted approach to teaching research methods on students’ efficacy, utility, and attitudes towards research and statistics. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 20-25.

  • Sizemore, O.J., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2011). Lesson learned: Using clinical examples for teaching research methods. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 10, 25-31.

  • Sizemore, O.J., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2009). Learning might not equal liking: Research methods course changes knowledge but not attitudes. Teaching of Psychology, 36(2), 90-95. doi:10.1080/00986280902739727

Selected Invited Talks  

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Strohmetz, D. B., & Ciarocco, N. J. (January, 2017). Research 2.0: Reimagining your methods course. Invited talk at the 18th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Teaching Preconference in San Antonio, TX.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2016, January). Maintaining research productivity while being an excellent teacher. Invited roundtable discussion presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference, San Diego, CA. 

  • Ciarocco, N. J., Strohmetz, D. B., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2016, January). Research methods: An employer’s dream course. Invited talk presented at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. 

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2014, March). Tapping the breaks on technology: Why more may not be better in the classroom.  Invited talk presented at the 2014 Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2014, February). Staying whole while helping the whole student: Insights from psychology. Invited talk at The Association of Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey 28th Annual Conference.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2013, June). It's all about relationships, especially when teaching about research, statistics, and writing. Invited keynote speaker at the Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference (hosted by James Madison University) in Staunton, VA.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Ciarocco, N. J. (2013, January). What’s the point?: A new approach to teaching research methods. Invited speaker at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Teaching Preconference in New Orleans, LA.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Ciarocco, N. (2012). It all starts with a question: A new perspective on teaching methodology. Invited/Keynote Talk given at the Best Practices in Teaching Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  • Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Sizemore, O. J. (2011, May). Research methods in psychology: What’s the use? Invited speaker at the 18th Annual Association for Psychological Science STP Teaching Institute in Washington, D.C.