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Shawn M. Glynn

  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology

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Contact Information

Office Location

325Z Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602


Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment of Science Learning and Motivation

Research Interests

  • Assessment of Science Learning and Motivation

Research Summary

Development of the Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ-II), which assesses components of students' motivation to learn science in college and high school courses. The SMQ-II versions include the Biology Motivation Questionnaire II (BMQ-II), Chemistry Motivation Questionnaire II (CMQ-II), and Physics Motivation Questionnaire II (PMQ-II). In addition to English, the SMQ-II has 9 foreign language versions. SMQ-II validation research appears in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, which is the journal of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Psychology The Pennsylvania State University

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2008 UGA Study in a Second Discipline Fellow: Biology University of Georgia
2006 Aderhold Distinguished Professor Award University of Georgia
1998 Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Georgia
1997 UGA Senior Teaching Fellow University of Georgia
1996 Osborn Faculty Senate Award for Teaching University of Georgia
1990 Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Germany Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
1989 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1987 American Psychological Association Fellow American Psychological Association
1986 UGA Sarah Moss Fellow, England University of Georgia