Shane Jimerson co-authors “An Academic’s Guide to Social Media”

Monday, December 5, 2022
Shane Jimerson co-authors "An Academic's Guide to Social Media"

Professor Shane Jimerson of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has co-authored—along with Kelly-Ann Allen and Lara McKinley of Monash University and Daniel S. Quintana of University of Oslo—the recently published An Academic’s Guide to Social Media (Routledge 2022).

Social media serves as a powerful communication tool, yet while most academics are aware of the benefits of social media, many are unsure of what to post, and how to do it in a way that is authentic, engaging, and above all, comfortable. An Academic’s Guide to Social Media is a user-friendly practical guide designed for all academics who aim to engage in social media platforms in an effective and productive way. This book explains how academics can build their reputation, develop networks, and disseminate their research. It includes 365 useful post prompts applicable to all mainstream social media platforms which help guide academics on what to post on the platforms they choose to engage with. The book is designed for all academics at all levels and can be applied across various social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Shane Jimerson is a Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School. Jimerson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and recognized by The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress as a Board-Certified Expert and Diplomat, and is included in their international registry of Experts in Traumatic Stress with specialization in working with children, families, and schools. Jimerson is currently the Editor of the School Psychology Review journal and was recently President of the Society for the Study of School Psychology (2019-2021), President of the International School Psychology Association (2013-2019), President of Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (2011-2013), Editor of the School Psychology Quarterly journal (2012-2016) and he served the Senior Editor for International Science for the School Psychology journal (2017-2020).

His international professional and scholarly activities aim to advance and promote science, practice, and policy relevant to education and school psychology, in an effort to benefit children, families, and communities across the country and throughout the world. Jimerson has received numerous honors, including an Award of Excellence for Distinguished Contributions to School Crisis Management from the National Association of School Psychologists, the Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 52 (International Psychology), Outstanding Early Career Scholar Awards from both the American Education Research Association and the American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology), and the Tom Oakland Distinguished Mid-Career Scholar Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology).

[Shane Jimerson is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at]