As a teacher I strive to engage, challenge, and inspire growth in my students. It is
my belief that every student is capable of tasting the passion that I feel for psychology by
becoming collaborators in the exploration of psychological theory, research, and practice.
To engage my students in the study of psychology, I begin by crafting stories that draw
them into the thick of the learning experience. Be- hind every statistical technique, clinical
intervention, and theoretical argument is a vivid anecdote, and I believe that it is my job,
in part , to share these tales with my students. I prefer to teach through demonstrations:
by conducting mini-experiments and analyzing data in the classroom, by participating in
small group debates and role-plays, by observing and chronicling behaviors from the real
world, and by discussing clinical case studies . I aim to immerse my students in the topics
that I love. I believe that psychology, like a foreign language, is best learned by immersion
immersion in the context that led the researcher, teacher, or clinician to ask her question
about the human mind.