Jeff Carew has been an Associate Lecturer in the Psychology & Education department at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac since mid-2014. He teaches psychology courses and statistics for the behavioral sciences, and currently sits on the departmental committee for Curriculum and Instructional Technology and the WCC Commissioner Search and Screen Committee, as well as serving as a Faculty Athletic Representative for UW-FDL in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. Jeff is also an adjunct instructor of psychology at the distinguished, private Marian University in Fond du Lac. In addition to pursuing grant funding for the mentoring of undergraduate student research, he maintains an active line of professional research.
His past research includes effects of technology on humans, perceptions of languages, emotion regulation, couple/relationship therapy, control, social engineering, soft addictions, flow, lying/deception, dreams, and mediation/conflict resolution. Active research includes quantifying the effects of social media on humans, specifically how being unfriended on Facebook affects the psychological constructs of self-esteem, shame, and guilt. Jeff currently mentors one undergraduate student in research exploring the difference between two self-esteem scale. He is currently ABD in his own doctoral program with an expected completion of his Ph.D. in June 2015.
He is a Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver, as well as an aspiring pilot, licensed home inspector, and certified mediator. He holds five belts, including one black, in six styles of martial arts, and enjoys motorcycling, boating, computers, website design, video games, movies, reading, and traveling. As a world traveler, he has met people from over 120 different ethnicities and cultures and has studied 12 languages. He has visited 45 of the U.S. States and over 50 countries and islands on four continents. He hopes to eventually visit every country and continent, especially Antarctica, and ultimately participate in space tourism. He is a 30+ year native of the Fox Valley, and currently lives in Neenah.