My teaching philosophy is driven by the overarching principles of engagement and enthusiasm, supportive mentorship, and attention to issues of diversity. Guided by these principles, I have three primary objectives for student learning: 1) to provide students with foundational knowledge in theoretical and methodological issues in psychology; 2) to promote students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills; and 3) to facilitate students’ ability to generalize their knowledge and skills to real-world applications. I seek to enact these objectives through a variety of evidence-based teaching methods, modalities, and assessments, each of which are tailored to the course objectives and students’ needs.

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Research Design and Analysis
  • Psychology of the Atypical Child
  • Advanced Research Design and Analysis (Lab instructor)
  • Clinical supervision

Selected guest lectures, seminars, and workshops:

  • Sexual Risk Among Black South African Youth: Integrating Cultural Humility into the Research Process, Diversity Issues in Psychology, Graduate course, Georgia State University
  • Being an Ally in Psychological Research, Teaching, and Clinical Practice, Diversity Issues in Psychology, Graduate course, Georgia State University
  • Conducting Trauma Treatment through a Multicultural Lens, Psychology internship seminar, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Addressing Trauma and Related Symptoms within School Settings, Meeting Street Schools Professional Development Training, Charleston, SC
  • The Intersection of Trauma and HIV: Recommendations for Providing Trauma-Informed Care, HIV Collaborative Conference, Medical University of South Carolina

Courses of interest:

  • Statistics and research methods
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Health psychology
  • Human sexuality
  • Child psychopathology
  • Adult psychopathology
  • Developmental psychology