Schocker, Jessica

Associate Professor in Social Studies Education and Women's Studies
Mailing Address: 
240 Gaige Building

Dr. Schocker is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education and Women's Studies at Penn State Berks. Schocker's integrated research, teaching, and service projects are based on promoting social justice in urban education. She and her students are involved in a number of service learning and community based research projects with the Reading School District and the greater Reading community. During the spring semester of 2014, for example, Schocker worked with a team of Penn State Berks students to develop an interdisciplinary, inquiry based learning experience for the children at Glenside Elementary School through the growing of an urban community garden.

Schocker's other scholarly interests include the teaching of women's history with images and primary source documents and the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs.

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Temple University
M.Ed., Secondary Education- Social Studies, Lehigh University
B.A., Sociology/Social Psychology, Lehigh University
Schocker, J. B. (2014). A case for using images to teach women's history. The History Teacher, 47(3), 421-450.
Schocker, J. B. & Woyshner, C. A. (2013). Representing African American Women in U.S. History Textbooks. The Social Studies, 104(1), 23-314.