Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
B.A., Vassar College
I love teaching; it’s the most rewarding profession I could imagine. Wheaton students bring so many diverse and interesting perspectives and life experiences to my classes each year. I usually teach Child Development and Introductory Psychology, and I enjoy them both, though they are very different. In Child Development, I thoroughly enjoy watching my students’ understanding of children and their observational skills develop profoundly over the semester. My goal is to begin students on a journey to becoming outstanding educators. Besides child development, my other area of interest is the brain, and I approach Introductory Psychology from a very brain-oriented perspective. I also combine these two interests in my teaching to highlight brain development through childhood.
Outside of teaching, my three main interests are my family, traveling, and traveling with my family! I have a long history with dance and theater, and I’ve recently developed a passion for soccer.