As a scientist studying the mind, I find that my role as an educator provides both insight into and an application for my scholarship.
- statement of teaching philosophy (pdf)
- evaluations and materials (pdf)
- courses taught
- teaching-related papers and presentations
- other teaching activities and resources
websites for active and past courses, including a full list of readings, lectures, and activities can be found on the course management page. Here is a digest of materials for each course I've taught.
- PSYC 256: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Penn State)
The study of mental structures and processes; perception, memory, attention, and reasoning.
- PSYC 457: Psychology of Language (Penn State)
Language perception, production, acquisition, and disorders.
- PSYC 255: Psychology of Improvisation (Lawrence)
This course explores the creative process by examining improvised performance in music, theater, and dance, and the improvisational nature of everyday behaviors, including language. Individual, social, developmental, and educational aspects of improvisation will be considered through readings in psychological and performance literature, along with viewing, listening, and participating in performances.
- PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology (Lawrence)
The study of mental structures and processes, including laboratory investigations.
- FRST 100 & 101: Freshman Studies (Lawrence)
A writing-intensive and discussion-oriented introduction to learning in the liberal arts and sciences.
- LING 101: Introduction to Linguistics (Delaware)
An exploration of the scientific study of the structure of language and its use.
- MUSC 676: Psychology of Music (Delaware)
Graduate seminar exploring psychological bases of music perception, performance, and learning.
- CGSC 170/270: Introduction to Cognitive Science (Delaware)
Philosophical underpinnings and experimental practice of a computational approach to mind.
- CGSC 267: Music Cognition (Delaware)
Music as a human cognitive domain, including formal, psychological, and biological investigations.
- CGSC 496: Psycholinguistics (Delaware)
Application of psychological theories and techniques to the study of language production and comprehension.
- CGSC 4/670: Elements of Cognitive Science (Delaware)
Advanced seminar for graduate and undergraduate students exploring major theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of cognition.
- PHIL 330: Philosophy of Mind (TA, Delaware)
Introduces the philosophy of mind, including mind-body connection, consciousness, and perception.
- English (ESL)
Tutored English learners and International Teaching Assistants
- BSEN: Sensation and Perception
Summer course for talented youth offered by Johns Hopkins University
- Using persistent wikis as a pedagogical resource.
- in The Plugged-in Professor, Ferris, S.P & Wilder, H.A., Eds. Oxford: Chandos. (2013)
- Creating course continuity with perseverant wikis.
- Engaging students in academic writing with annotated bibliographies.
- 2011 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning
- example rubric (from CGSC 267: Music Cognition)
Examples of student work (shared with permission—do not redistribute):
- Dan LaCombe, Rhythmic techniques used to elicit surprise.
- Sarah Schul, Music Therapy as an effective and efficient means of cohesion.
- Tyler Wiechman, Music, emotion, and physiology.
- Making learning engaging, interesting, and fun: The TA as facilitator.
- Learning and teaching with technologies.
- UD Higher Education Teaching Certification
A program for graduate students at UD which provides tools for teaching and preparation for the academic job market.
- Responsibility And Integrity in Science and Engineering (RAISE)
Part of being a scientist and an educator is understanging ethical responsibilities. The RAISE program prepares graduate students to educate peers in their discipline about the ethical foundations of science.