MA, California State University, Long Beach
PhD, University of British Columbia
My passion is for undergraduate instruction and support. Trained as a scientist in evolutionary psychology, I have the background and experience to teach a large number of core undergraduate courses including Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Social Psychology, Cultural psychology, and a number of evolutionary themed upper level psychology courses. Presently, my focus is on course development, and the use of student response systems (SRS) in the classroom. Some pedagogical techniques I utilize in addition to SRS include scaffolding assignments, team-teaching, and problem-focused instruction.
In terms of student support, I focus on skills training and undergraduate advising. In addition to an official advising role within the Psychology Department, I consult on a variety of topics – such as note taking, exam prep, library research, and scientific writing – that help students to adapt and succeed in university and beyond. I encourage student-instructor interaction by making myself more accessible to students during extended weekly office hours.