Philosophy in brief
I have extensive, diverse teaching experiences with a variety of undergraduate cognitive science courses. I have taught class sizes ranging from very small (<5) to very large (>200) and use a wide array of class activities, including lectures, in-class discussions, in-class experiments, written assignments, and video projects to teach cognitive science principles.
To me, cognitive science is fundamentally a study of intelligence: both from the perspective of what intelligence is, as well as from the angle of how intelligent systems work. A cognitive science training program is thus inherently and necessarily interdisciplinary and collaborative.
Given this inherently interdisciplinary nature, an education in cognitive science is strongest when it is able to draw from a diversity of student backgrounds and experiences, and fostering this diversity is ultimately imperative to reaching the full potential of such a highly collaborative field. It thus becomes an imperative for instructors of cognitive science to apply this same diversity of thinking in how we support our students.
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, PSYC 224
Teaching assistant Fall 2016, Fall 2018
Instructor (in-person) Summer 2018*, Summer 2019*
Designer/lecturer (online) Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Introduction to Brain & Cognitive Science, BCOG 100
Instructor Fall 2022*
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, PSYC 331
Instructor Spring 2018*
Introduction to Psychology, PSYC 100
Instructor Fall 2017
*Ranked as Excellent Teacher by students