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Meghan Ownez

Dr. Meghan Owenz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

School of Social Sciences & Education

Email address  mowenz@ju.edu
Telephone number  904-256-7227
Website location  Anti-Ableism Research Team
Office location  Gooding Building 227


  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Miami
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University

Fields of Study

  • Inclusive education, collaborative teaching, and meaningful learning for college students.
  • Health and well-being of college students and classroom interventions which support it.
  • Ableism and it's impact on individuals with disabilities, including within the counseling relationship.
  • Implementation and outcomes of Universal Design for Learning in the university setting.
  • Sensory social justice on the college campus and its impact on belonging and student success.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Stress & Resilience
  • Psychological Diagnoses and Treatment
  • Personality Disorders
  • Case Management & Communication Skills 

Selected Publications

  • Hyatt, S. & Owenz, M. B. (2024). Using universal design for learning and artificial intelligence to support students with disabilities. College Teaching. https://doi.org/10.1080/87567555.2024.2313468.
  • Owenz, M. B. & Cruz, L. (2023). Addressing student test anxiety and classroom inequities with alternative assessments. College Teaching. DOI:10.1080/87567555.2023.2245945
  • Owenz, M. B. (2023). Collaborative Course Design: Teaching Inclusivity, Cultural Humility, and Universal Design through Modeling. Teaching and Learning Inquiry.
  • Aydemir-Doke, D., Owenz. M., & Spencer, D. B. (2023). Being Disabled Woman in a Global Pandemic: A Focus Group Study in the United Standards along with Policy Recommendations. Disability and Society. DOI:10.1080/09687599.2023.2225207