To me, teaching psychology to undergraduate students is not just about teaching them the content in a textbook, but also about teaching students how to learn, how to problem solve, and thus how to succeed in life - be it in the field of psychology or some other profession. My goal is to teach tools for lifelong learning. Dr. Susan Jones, an exemplary undergraduate teacher at Indiana University, once said that even if we are competent scientists we may only change the world a little through our research and that it is by teaching that we have the best chance of influencing the future. My goal is to take the passion I have for research and teaching and share it with students in the hopes of encouraging their study of Psychology.
I adhere to all course descriptions and department prerequisites outlined in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
PSYCH 300: Experimental Psychology
PSYCH 417: Psychology of Cognitive Processes
HUM DEV 198: First Year Seminar – Children’s TV: More than ABC’s and 123’s
HUM DEV 331: Infancy and Early Childhood
Internships and Research Assistantships:
HUM DEV/PSYCH 497: Internship
I sponsor internships for both Human Development and Psychology students. The types of internships I am best prepared to support include those relating to young children, such as those at day cares, early childhood learning centers, and centers for atypically developing children (e.g. Autism, language disorders), as well as Social and Human Services Agencies Programs such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and the YMCA After School Programs.
If you are interested in completing an Internship with me, please review the policy on internship linked below and, if you meet the criteria, do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
HUM DEV/PSYCH 496: Research Assistantship
My research focuses on young children’s language learning. I typically work with a few research assistants each semester. My RAs take full responsibility for the projects which they are a part. From stimuli creation to data collection to statistical analysis, my RAs gain practical experience while taking part in this research experience. Eligibility includes completion of Introductory Psychology and a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
If you are interested in completing a Research Assistantship with me, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org