Most of my teaching is part of the psychology program at Penn State Brandywine:
- Introduction to Psychology of Perception (Psych 253)
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (Psych 256)
- Language & Thought (Psych 426/Ling 429)
- Psychology of Language (Psych 457/Ling 457)
- Senior Seminar in Psychology (Psych 490)
I also teach general education courses in linguistics. Brandywine students can begin a linguistics major and finish their degree at the University Park campus. The Center for Language Science includes faculty from various departments including world languages, psychology, and communications sciences.
- The Study of Language (Ling 1)
- Foundations of Linguistics (Ling 100)
- Introduction to Language, Culture, and Social Interaction (ApLng 200)
I also occasionally teach (usually as a part of study abroad) The Science of Music (InArt 50Z), which includes physical, biological, and psychological aspects of music.
I’m a member of Penn State Brandywine’s Global Programs team, which plans short-term (fall, winter, or spring break) study abroad courses available to all Penn State students, and I’ve taught courses on several programs. If there is a destination you would like us to explore for a future program, please let me know!
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
I’ve been fortunate to participate in several initiatives to apply the methodological tools of social science to improve teaching:
- an NSF-sponsored Faculty Learning Community on SoTL in linguistics, which contributed to the LSA Statement on the Scholarly Merit of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and compiled a database of scholarly teaching resources for linguistics.
- a multi-year seminar on undergraduate research conducted by the Elon University Center for Teaching and Learning, which led to a project investigating the multifaceted roles of undergraduate research mentors.
- Conference on Scholarly Teaching and SoTL in Linguistics (CoSTaSiL 23)
The Faculty Learning Community on Scholarly Teaching in Linguistics announces a new conference to take place July 8–9 at the 2023 LSA Linguistic Institute in Amherst, Massachusetts. View the Call for Abstracts and contact me or any of the FLC members with questions.
- New Course: Language and Social Justice (Afr/ApLng 230N)
With the support of the Penn State Office of The Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and the Office for General Education, I’ll be adapting a new course, Language and Social Justice, for our Digital Learning Cooperative in Spring 2024. Thanks to Dr. Busi Makoni (Penn State African Studies & Applied Linguistics) for developing the original syllabus.