- Career + Alumni
- Life at SCAD
- About SCAD
"My passion for teaching comes from the enjoyment I get by asking and answering interesting questions about how the brain is involved in human behavior. Helping others learn about brain-behavior relations is even better. Knowing that others are having fun while learning is the best part!
"I initially brought my passion and interest to my face-to-face classes, and now that I am teaching exclusively distance education classes, I strive to communicate my passion and interest online. Another interest of mine is to understand why different people have different learning preferencs. There are numerous learning techniques and styles for a wide range of students. Given my neuroscience background I prefer to link these preferences to basic cognitive and perceptual processes. That is, I work to incorporate pictorial, orthographic, auditory and motoric (POAM) learning opportunities into my teaching.
"All of this has led to my current philosophy of trying to enhance students' learning using brain-based learning style techniques. By relating course topics to real life experiences, and through application of course material, this can be accomplished on a course-by-course, and sometimes student-by-student, basis. Underlying this approach is my view that learning is a lifelong process and that all experiences can be learning experiences."
Founding of a company devoted to brain-based distance education in 2010: CogNeuro Learning, LLC
Junior Faculty Research Grant, University of Nevada, 2006; Instructional Enhancement Grant, University of Nevada, 2004; Paul H. Roads Professional Development Award, Gettysburg College, 2002; McDonnell-Pew Graduate Fellowship; Dartmouth College, 1990; B.S. with High Honors, University of Florida, 1987
American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Society for Neuroscience
Online teaching experience: Charter Oak State College, New Britain, Connecticut; Northcentral University, Prescott, Arizona; University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut; University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona; on-ground teaching experience: University of Nevada, Reno; Gettysburg College; Dartmouth College
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology