When teaching, I am dedicated to facilitating the class's learning objectives as well as students' personal academic goals. Based on my teaching, coursework, and research experience, I am prepared to teach undergraduate courses in Infancy and Early Childhood, Adolescence Development, and Research Methods. I am also prepared to teach graduate courses in introductory or advanced statistics, such as Regression and Multilevel Modeling.
Undergraduate Teaching Experience
HDFS 220: Child Development
This course provides the with a broad overview of child development from conception to middle childhood that includes language, cognitive, social and emotional development. Students will be introduced to developmental theories and the developmental tasks and challenges unique to each stage of development.
FHS 420: Research in Human Services
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to research methods commonly used in human services, prevention science, and social work. Although many of the topics covered in this course are important to all disciplines, there is a focus on increasing scientific literacy for students interest in entering caring professions or apply to graduate programs.
Graduate Teaching Experience
EDUC 614: Education Statistics
This course covers the basic statistical principles, procedures, and interpretations for statistical
analyses in the behavioral sciences. The main emphasis is on the practical use of data analysis techniques and interpretations. Course topics include central tendency, variability, statistical inference, and significance tests to compare means and conduct analyses of correlation and regression.
EDUC 640: Applied Statistical Design and Analysis
This course covers analysis of variance (ANOVA) for a range of research designs, including one-way between-
subjects, one-way within-subjects, two-way between-subjects, and mixed designs. The course takes an applied
approach to and emphasizes the interpretation of main effects, interactions, and a priori and post hoc contrasts.
There are a number of resources that provide additional information on substantive concepts and methodological approaches:
- Eric Turkheimer is a professor at the University of Virginia and has significantly contributed to behavioral genetics research. His blog provides information on recent publications and discusses substantive genetics questions and concepts. For more information you can see visit his website: www.geneticshumanagency.org/gha/blog/
Graduate Student Resources
These resources focus on providing professional development information to graduate students and academics:
- Dr. Caitlin Faas is a friend and mentor of mine who is a Professor at Mount St. Mary's University. She provides tips on how to integrate graduate school seamlessly into daily life. You can read more about her resources at www.drcaitlinfaas.com/
- Dr. Eva Lefkowitz is currently the Dean at the University of Connecticut, however, I knew her as graduate student PIC at Penn State. She writes about professional development issues and academic and research related topics. You can read more about her resources at www.evalefkowitz.com/prof-dev-blog