I look forward to teaching – I find it exciting and rewarding to be a part of others’ learning in and out of the classroom. My classes are interactive with students also learning through discussion and small-group activities. I scaffold learning experiences, starting from students’ current knowledge and skill levels. In addition to course goals that include students’ furthered appreciation, knowledge, and skills relevant to psychology and research, I also hope to encourage a desire to learn more and increase scientific and statistical literacy.
I hold high standards for my students and for myself, one of which includes my responsibility to set up a learning environment to best support successful student learning. Creating and updating courses is a scholarly activity that engages me not only in issues of pedagogy but also serves as a way to broaden and deepen my own knowledge, thus increasing my teaching expertise.
As seen below, I’ve taught a wide variety of classes, ranging from small seminars to large lecture courses and including a number of research methods and statistics classes.