Jennifer Beller

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Kinesiology

Jennifer Beller
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Biography

Dr. Jennifer Beller is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology and in Kinesiology in the College of Education at Washington State University. She is an Affiliate Faculty member to the University of Idaho’s Center for ETHICS* serving as their Research and Measurement Specialist. Dr. Beller is considered one of the leading authorities in measurement and evaluation of moral development and moral reasoning of competitive populations in America today with her work being featured on Nightline, CNN, ESPN, Fox News, the BBC TV in Manchester England and as part of a winning national news documentary award. She has worked with the United States Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Military and Air Force Academies, the Idaho Supreme Court as well as most major sport governing bodies including the NCAA, NAIA, National Federation of High School Activity Associations, and the National Youth Sport Coaches Association. Dr. Beller is winner of Eastern Michigan University’s Scholarly Recognition Award and was named one of the leading scholars in the university’s 150 year history and she recently co-authored a paper that won the Conference Paper of the Year Award and a second place Conference Section Paper of the Year award for the American Society of Engineering Education. She has written or co-authored: Nine books and chapters in books, 50 + journal publications 35 abstracts and proceedings, 100 + scholarly and invited talks throughout the world on character education and moral reasoning of general and competitive populations. Dr. Beller holds a doctorate in Sport Philosophy and Ethics from University of Idaho and teaches courses in sport ethics, statistics, and research design within WSU’s College of Education. She, her husband Mark who is a high voltage lineman for WSU, and their five year old son Tyler live on a small ranch in the Hoodoo mountains of Northern Idaho.