Bio: Originally from Los Angeles, CA. Received PhD from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in August 2010 in Developmental Psychology. Began teaching full time at Chapman University in Orange, CA. from August 2010- June 2012. Moved to Keene, NH. to begin teaching full-time as a tenured track faculty in Psychology August 2012-current. Primarily teach Research Methods and Intro to Psychology, occasionally Statistics and Developmental courses. Avid iPad user and technology enthusiast. Favorite past-times include cooking, wine, watching films and playing with cats.
My Instructional Challenge: Students today are highly distracted and unfocused in the classroom. They have difficulties understanding basic instructions, writing coherently, and understanding how to study effectively. My challenges include: 1) Finding a way to make the classroom more technology centered to captivate students' attention, 2) Finding ways to make the classroom experience more hands-on and student-focused, which will ideally utilize different technologies, 3) Finding simple, but innovative solutions for homework assignments or projects as well as grading, that do not take forever to learn on my part (or the students')!