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Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor

University of Indianapolis

Undergraduate

Foundations of Psychological Sciences I: Methods (PSY 124)

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. [Fall, 2022 ;Fall, 2023]

Foundations of Psychological Sciences II: Statistics (PSY 125)

Class size ranges from 20-30; 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 2023; Spring 2024]

Readings in Cognition and Emotion (PSY 335)

Class size ranges from 15-25; topics are selected by professor each term: Misinformation and Memory, Decision Making. The course incorporates in depth reading of articles on the topic, summarization and synthesis of current research in the field of cognition and emotion. [Fall, 2020; Summer 2021]

Writing and Professional Development in Psychology (PSY 400)

Class size ranges from 10-20; course is an intense focus on all aspects of writing a literature review on a topic of the student's choosing. Additionally, the course focuses on elements of professional development including CVs/Resumes, Personal Statements/Cover Letters, School and Job exploration, Career based self-reflection and overall development as a professional in the field of psychology. [Fall, 2022; Fall 2023]

Research Practicum (PSY 460)

Class size ranges from 1-5. The purpose of this course is to engage students in research at various level (e.g. conceptualizing a study; collecting, entering, analyzing, and/or presenting data) as a part of a small group with the hopes of improving their understanding of and appreciation for the role of psychological research. This course consists of a regular in person meeting as well as activities assigned throughout the semester.  [Spring 2023; Fall 2023; Spring 2024]

Capstone in Psychological Sciences (PSY 476)

Class size ranges from 8-15; students complete all aspects of designing and creating a formal research project. Students write up a project proposal, collect and analyze data, and present individual research projects on topics of their choosing in the field of psychology. [Spring 2023; Fall 2023]

graduate

Cognitive Psychology [Master's level] (GPSY 518)

Class size ranges from 15-30; explores different theoretical approaches to human cognition with a focus on the processes underlying memory and thinking. The course will focus on current knowledge about human cognition derived from findings in a variety of cognitive psychology domains (e.g., perception, language, thinking, memory, knowledge, and attention). [Spring 2024]

Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior [PsyD] (GPSY 522)

Class size ranges from 15-30;  covers various topics relating to cognitive and emotional influences on behavior. The focus is on the process and representations involved in memory, concept formation, speech and language, problem solving, creativity, reasoning, and emotion. Findings from experimental cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology are considered. [Summer 2023]

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]

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