Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor

University of Montana Western

Fundamentals of Memory and Cognition (PSYX 280)

Class size ranges from 10-21; topics covered include history of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, perception and sensation, attention, memory, knowledge, language, problem-solving, and reasoning. [Fall, 2020; Summer 2021]

Quantitative Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (PSYX 322)

Class size ranges from 10-18; topics covered include principles of experimental design, experimental vs. non-experimental research, types of experimental variables, hypotheses, operational definitions, ethics, IRB, sampling, validity, reliability, etc. [Spring, 2021; Spring 2022]

Psychological Statistics (PSYX 291/222)

Class size ranges from 10-18; topics covered include central tendency, variability, z-scores, hypothesis testing, probability and sampling, parametric statistical techniques such as correlation, t-test, ANOVA, and an overview of non-parametric techniques. [Spring, 2021; Spring 2022]

Introduction to Psychology (PSYX 100)

Class size ranges from 15-25; topics covered include the nervous system, perception and sensation, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental, I/O and clinical psychology. [Fall, 2020; Fall 2021]

Fundamentals of Comparative Psychology (PSYX 252)

Class size ranges from 10-25; topics covered include associative learning, constraints on learning, methods for studying the cognitive abilities of animals, levels of cognitive representation in different species. [Spring, 2021; Spring 2022]

Human Neuropsychology (PSYX 356)

Class size ranges from 10-25; topics covered include organization of the nervous system, functional neuroanatomy, neurological methods of study, function and workings of neurons, motor and sensory systems, nervous system disorders, and psychopharmacology. [Fall 2021]

Senior Research Capstone (PSYX 499)

Class size ranges from 8-15; students complete all aspects of designing and creating a formal research study proposal. Students write up a project proposal and present individual research projects on topics of their choosing in the field of psychology. [Fall 2020; Fall 2021]

Adjunct Instructor

Aurora University

Experimental Psychology (PSY 3520)

Lead instructor for a class of 20 students. Students designed, conducted, and presented complete individual research projects on topics of their choosing in the field of psychology. Topics covered included: experimental vs. non-experimental research, hypotheses, operational definitions, ethics, IRB, sampling, validity, reliability, general statistics, central tendency, variability, hypothesis testing. We will also cover statistical techniques such as correlation, t-test, and ANOVA. [Fall, 2018; Spring, 2019]

 

Research and Statistical Methods (PSY 3500)

Lead instructor for a class of 30 students covering topics such as central tendency, variability, z-scores, hypothesis testing, probability and sampling. We will also cover statistical techniques such as correlation, t-test, and ANOVA [Spring, 2018]

 

Cognitive Psychology (PSY 3400)

Lead instructor for a class of 30 students covering topics such as history of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, perception, attention, memory, knowledge, language, problem-solving, and reasoning [Fall, 2017; Spring, 2018; Spring, 2019]

 

Learning and Motivation (PSY 2300)

Lead instructor for a class of 30 students covering topics such as classical conditioning, operant conditioning, motivation, goals and goal-setting, self-regulated learning, and learning strategies [Fall, 2017]

Instructor

University of Illinois Chicago

Introduction to Psychology (PSCH 100)
Lead instructor for a class of 300+ students covering topics such as the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental and clinical psychology. [Fall, 2019; Spring 2020]

Introduction to Research in Psychology (PSCH 242)

Lead instructor for a class of 25 students covering topics such as measurement, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and the principles of experimental design. [Spring, 2017; Summer, 2018]

Adjunct Instructor

Kishwaukee College

Introduction to Psychology (PSY 102)
Lead instructor for a class of 30 students covering topics such as the biology of behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior and individual differences. [Spring, 2018]

Teaching Assistant

University of Illinois Chicago

Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science (PSCH 343)

Instructors: Julie Chen, Ph.D., Alex Demos, Ph.D., Hillary Rowe, Erin Sovansky Winter

Primary Tasks: Leading discussion sections (approximately 20 students) for Statistical Methods covering topics such as z-test, t-test, correlation, ANOVA, regression and chi-square. [2016-2018]

Introduction to Research in Psychology (PSCH 242)

Instructors: Eric Gobel, Ph.D., Amber Kraft

Primary Tasks: Leading discussion sections (approximately 25 students) for Introduction to Research in Psychology covering topics such as measurement, descriptive statistics, and the principles of experimental design. [2014-2019]

Introduction to Psychology (PSCH 100)

Instructors: Cheryl Cohen, Ph.D.; Eric Leshikar, Ph.D.

Primary Tasks: Leading discussion sections (approximately 20 students each) for Introduction to Psychology covering topics such as the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental and clinical psychology. [2012-2019]