John Kremer Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Psychology

Current Research

I develop and evaluate teaching strategies to improve students' ability and motivation to learn psychology.

When asked, "What is your job." I always say. "I am a teacher at IUPUI." My first and only job has been at IUPUI. I was also a student here some 30 years ago. I have seen the University grow step by step throughout these years. A large portion of my professional identity is connected with being at IUPUI. I occasionally read job ads for psychologists and I have yet to see a job that I would take over the work of being a teacher at IUPUI. I hope you will also develop the same appreciation of the many learning opportunities at IUPUI.

Over the years, I have gone through four major changes in the way I teach. This course is part of the most recent change. I have really enjoyed the professional development that I have experienced in designing and building distance-learning courses. I think this problem-focused way of learning is effective and could be the basis for a whole curriculum in psychology.

In the last several years, I have really learned about the talents, drive, and generosity of many IUPUI students. Working with students on a host of projects has been the most enjoyable part of my work at IUPUI. I am a teacher today because of my undergraduate mentor, Fr. Thomas Ostdick, O.S.B., formerly a teacher at St. Meinrad College in southern Indiana. Now, I am on the other end of the age continuum but the collaborative work between students and faculty is still the cornerstone of what I enjoy most about being in academia.

If you want to become more involved in the Psychology Department, the Psychology Club is a very good place to start. They sponsor many activities, including going to professional conferences and donating time and energy to various facilities that serve children in central Indiana.