Associate Professor of Psychology
Teaching is an essential part of any college or university. I am particularly motivated to get students interested in cognitive psychology, but I will encourage the study of any realm of psychology that will ignite their desire to contribute to the field. I believe that the classroom experience should be active, engaging, and memorable, so I make it a priority to include these characteristics in each and every lecture. One of my goals is to bring the level of learning to where it should be – an optimal maintenance in memory of the information that is disseminated. I do this by using multiple encoding techniques both visual and auditory, using vividness and repetition in different forms, and teaching students to connect newly learned information to something that they already know very well. I believe the best way to learn is to “learn by doing,” so I provide guided notes that require students to fill in the blanks with the important information that I provide during class time.
building is Ordway
- room is 249
Ph.D., M.A., Cognitive Science, University of South Florida
B.A., Psychology, Stetson University