Selected Teaching Experiences

Liberal Arts College/University Instruction

Introductory Psychology: Development, Social Behavior, and Individual Differences PSY 102, Agnes Scott College, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Syllabus

4 credit hours, 20-35 students: Modified and instructed this course which represents one-half of a two-semester introduction to psychology sequence. This section provides a comprehensive overview of the following topics: psychology as a science, research methods, human development, motivation and emotion, gender and sexuality, personality, social psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, psychological disorders, therapies, and health psychology.

General Psychology PSYC 101, Samford University, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Syllabus

4 credit hours, 30-40 students: Modified and instructed this introduction course for undergraduates, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Topics include neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, development, personality, behavior disorders, psychotherapy, and social psychology.

Research University Instruction

Introduction to Psychology PY 101, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2017

Syllabus

3 credit hours, 200 students: Designed and instructed this introduction course for undergraduates, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Topics include neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, development, personality, behavior disorders, psychotherapy, and social psychology. Note:  I also taught this course each semester from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016, for class sizes ranging from 160 to 270 students

Developmental Psychology PY 212, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2017

Syllabus

3 credit hours, 100 students: Designed and instructed this course investigating changethroughout the lifespan in social relationships, emotional functioning, language, cognition, and other psychological domains through a topical organization. Emphasis was placed on developmental interactions with the environment, individual, and cross-cultural factors.

Elementary Statistics & Design PY 216, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spring 2017

Syllabus

3 credit hours, 65 students: Modified and instructed this upper level majors course covering descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on application to behavioral science. Special attention was paid to interpreting statistical results to appropriately draw conclusions about specific hypotheses.  

Social Psychology PY 372, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spring 2017

Syllabus

3 credit hours, 50 students: Modified and instructed this upper level course that covers the major theories and research methods of social psychology. Topics include but are not limited to social perception and attribution theory, behavior in interpersonal relationships, and group influences on individual behavior. Special emphasis was placed on development of critical thinking skills to apply course materials to real world situations. 

Lab for Introduction to Statistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2016

Syllabus

1 credit hour, 13 students: Modified and instructed this laboratory supplement to the graduate-level introduction statistics course. Students are introduced to SAS, a statistical computer program, and taught to use it to conduct a number of descriptive and inferential analyses. Special emphasis was placed on teaching students to troubleshoot coding errors through the use of an innovative set of exercises. Note: I also served as the instructor for this course for comparable number of students during the fall semester from 2013-2015.

Teaching Assistantships

Human Sexuality PY 108, Online, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Facilitated and graded online discussion sections, graded assignments, held office hours

Research Literacy in Psychology PY 215, Online, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Reviewed written submissions, graded assessments, held office hours

Methods in Psychological Research, Online, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Provided statistical consultation, reviewed written submissions, graded assessments, held office hours

Lab for Applied Statistics, Graduate course, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Delivered guest lectures, provided guidance on statistical assignments, graded assignments, held office hours

Note: I have also acted as teaching assistant for sections of all other courses previously listed

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