Teaching Experience

Part-Time Faculty. Prior to my current appointment, I have served as a part-time faculty member at Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA), California State University Monterey Bay (Seaside, CA) and the University of California Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA).  Courses included Cognitive Psychology, Statistics for the Social Sciences, and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Teaching Assistant. In fulfilling a central component of graduate education at UC Santa Cruz, I served as a TA during the regular academic year.  Courses included: Introductory Psychology, Basic Statistics, Research Methods, Cognitive Processes, Computer Programming for the Cognitive Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Feelings & Emotions.

Undergraduate Instructional Assistant Mentor.  At UC Santa Cruz, the weekly review sections are taught by undergraduate Instructional Assistants (IAs) who are mentored by a graduate Teaching Assistant.  During the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 quarters, I worked with two of these cohorts of 13 IAs to develop individual teaching styles and build confidence in the classrom.  The professional and personal growth that occurred in that short time was tremendous!  These students are incredibly bright and compassionate, and were a joy to work with.

Teaching Assistant Training Co-Coordinator.  During the 2014-2015 academic year, I served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant Co-Coordinator, partnering with faculty and more senior graduate students to offer a full-day training course that introduced new graduate students to university teaching policies and practice, presented some pedagogical suggestions, and concluded with visits from the UCSC Title IX Office representative and the Teaching Assistant union, UAW 2865.  We also coordinated a mentorship program where new Teaching Assistants were paired with veteran TAs for continual support and guidance through their first TAships.