Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Twenge

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Twenge

Writing on the Edge 2019

Teaching the 21st Century Student


iGen: Reaching the Smartphone Generation in the Classroom

Traditional-age college students are now iGen (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. iGen’ers spend more time online and less time with each other in person, are growing up more slowly as adolescents, and are more extrinsically and less intrinsically motivated, necessitating new strategies for reaching them as learners.

Dr. Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is an author, speaker, professor, and researcher.  She has authored more than 140 publications and books, including iGen:  Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood and Generation Me:  Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable Thank Ever Before.  She holds a BA and MA from the UniviGen Book Coverersity of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Michigan.  Dr. Twenge gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation, and her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA today.  She has also been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio.

Dr. Twenge appears courtesy of the COD Liberal Arts Division, the Glenbard Parents Series, and Pearson Publishing.