Assistant Professor of Education

Shaen Polasky

Assistant Professor of Education


Doctorate (ABD) Educational Leadership Drake University
Master (MS) Psychology Walden University
Master (MA) Teaching Simpson College
Bachelor Psychology / Philosophy Simpson College

Phone Number

Office: 641.784.5225

Room Location

Zimmerman Hall, room 313

Assistant Professor of Education

Through Educational Psychology, General Secondary Methods, and Introduction to Education, Shaen seeks to ignite a synthesis of joy, passion, empathy, resilience, critical thinking, and problem-solving that empowers a student’s journey of self-discovery and transformative leadership.

From teaching to serving as a clinical psychologist, Shaen has acquired a very particular set of skills that have catalyzed a passion for transforming research over the neurological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social domains of learning into everyday classroom practices.


In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” ~ Albert Einstein