Kathleen (Katie) Herzig
Bio: Dr. Katie Herzig is a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral and other evidence-based treatments for youth and young adults with anxiety and depressive disorders. She earned her Ph.D. at UConn and completed her postdoctoral training at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical School. Her research interests include the interpersonal transmission of worry as well as resiliency in gender variant and LGBTQ youth. Currently, Dr. Herzig is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Plymouth State University where she teaches Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Community Mental Health, Treatment of Psychological Disorders and Introduction to General Psychology. She has also taught at UConn and NYU. She promises that she is not analyzing you (she’s a behaviorist).
My Instructional Challenge: My primary challenge is to increase the use of OER as well as digital media (podcasts, videos, webcomics, blogs) in my courses, particularly my Abnormal Psychology course. In addition, I am curious about the use of open pedagogy in my courses. In my Abnormal Psychology course, I am considering creating an ongoing assignment where students would create an interactive online resource center illustrating the lived experiences of those with mental illnesses as well as resources for treatment.