I am interested in teaching psychology at the graduate and undergraduate level. I have a particular interest in teaching methods and writing-oriented courses. Teaching interests include:
Introduction to Psychology
Children’s Learning in Social Contexts
Writing for the Social Sciences
Free Will and Agency
Lecturer, Children’s Learning in Social Contexts, Cornell University
Designed and taught an upper-level undergraduate course; responsible for all aspects of the course.
Lecturer, Moral Psychology, Cornell Prison Education Program
Designed and taught an upper-level undergraduate course at the Auburn Correctional facility; responsible for all aspects of the course.
Teaching Assistant, Cornell University
Conducted weekly discussion sections, met with students during office hours to discuss course material; held additional review sessions; graded assignments, papers, and exams; and assisted with exams, assignments, and syllabus design. Courses:
- Research Methods in Human Development
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Introduction to Social Development
- Research Writing for Freshmen
Writing Tutor, Knight Institute for Writing, Cornell University
Tutored undergraduate and graduate students in basic writing skills; met with students one-on-one for 20 minute-1 hour appointments
Co-Instructor, Graduate Student School Outreach Program
Co-taught a week-long course titled “The Illusions We Live By” on psychological and physical illusions to four separate classrooms at local middle school; collaborated with a student in the Applied Physics department to create an interdisciplinary curriculum.
Guest Lectures (courses ranged from ~10-100 students each):
Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Boston College
Introduction to Psychology, Keuka College (twice)
Introduction to Human Development, Cornell University (three times)
Development of Social Behavior, Cornell University
- Lived on campus for 3 years as part of a university initiative to connect undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty through informal intellectual talks and discussions
- Set up and facilitated events and talks (both formal and informal) between undergraduates and faculty
- Held weekly tutoring hours
- Mentored group of 30-50 (per year) undergraduates on social and academic adjustment to Cornell
- Led and advised undergraduate group responsible for fostering community within the house.
Graduate Supervisor, Independent Research for Undergraduates
- Supervised over 30 (5-10 per semester) undergraduates in all aspects of research