Teaching Experience and Curriculum Development

Courses Taught

As a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Vancouver Island University:

  • Contemporary Psychology (PSYC 111 and PSYC 112), September-December, 2017, 2018; January-April, 2018, 2019
  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 450), September-December, 2017, 2018
  • History and Systems of Psychology (PSYC 210), September-December, 2018; January-April, 2019

As an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Human Sciences in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma:

  • A core seminar course for Interdisciplinary Arts and Science majors (TIAS 305), March-June, 2017
  • Psychology of Urban Living (TPSYCH 341), March-June, 2016; January-March, 2017; March-June, 2017
  • Environmental Psychology (TPSYCH 340), January-March, 2016; March-June, 2016; September-December, 2016; March-June, 2017
  • Introduction to Psychology (TPSYCH 101), September-December, 2015; January-March, 2016; September-December, 2016

As a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria:

  • Conceptual Foundations of Psychology (PSYC 210), January-April, 2015
  • Personality Psychology (PSYC 330), July, 2014

As a Co-instructor in the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Interdisciplinary Minor Program at the University of Victoria:

  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC 200) at the University of Victoria, September-December, 2012; November, 2014
  • Helped to secure a Learning and Teaching Development Grant from UVIC’S Learning and Teaching Centre to improve the delivery of HDCC 200 ($1,455 CND)

As an Instructor with the UNIVERSITY 201 program (a free, non-credit program provided by the University of Victoria to individuals in the Greater Victoria area who have faced barriers to education):

  • Environmental psychology (UNI 201), April-May, 2011

Curriculum Development

Developed industrial/organizational psychology courses for the Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses of Vancouver Island Universities (PSYC 334 and BILD 413, respectively)

  • BILD 413 is part of a new Bachelors of Indigenous Learning and Development program at the Cowichan campus. I received a course release in the fall of 2017 to help develop this program’s curriculum

Developed a psychology of urban living course (TPSYCH 341) at the University of Washington Tacoma in the fall of 2015

  • This course was in SIAS’s social/applied core and the environmental science (humanities/environmental) focus lists, as well as on the environmental studies (urbanization and social issues) focus list

Developed an environmental psychology course (TPSYCH 340) at the University of Washington Tacoma in the fall of 2015

  • This course was in SIAS’s social/applied core and cross-listed as a prerequisite for environmental studies students

Developed an applied special topics course in environmental psychology called Applied Community Projects in Environmental Psychology (TPSYCH 443) for students who had taken my 300-level environmental psychology course at UWT

  • This course obtained approval at UWT but I did not have the opportunity to teach it before I left for VIU

 Developed a core seminar course titled “Environment-Behavior Research Across the Disciplines” (TIAS 305) at the University of Washington Tacoma in the spring of 2017

  • This course was a series of guest lectures speaking about design and environmental topics across disciplines such as urban planning, architecture, environmental studies, fine art, economics, local government, geography, criminal justice, and psychology

Student Supervision, Honours, and Defense Committee Membership

 Department of Psychology Honours Program Advisor at Vancouver Island University, 2018-present

Member of the Department of Psychology Honours Program Selection Committee, Vancouver Island University, 2018-present

 Graduate Students

  • Outside commitment member for Craig Thomas’s PhD in Environment and Management at Royal Roads University, 2018-present
  • External committee member for Colin Brown’s MA in Community Planning thesis defence titled “Walkability on Vancouver Island: The Implications for Small, Coastal Communities.” Vancouver Island University, April, 2018

Honour’s Students

  • Supervising Cara Frey for her honours proposal and honours thesis courses (PSYC 490/491) at Vancouver Island University, September, 2018-April, 2019
  • Supervised Kendra Stiwich for her honours proposal and honours thesis courses (PSYC 490/491) at Vancouver Island University, September, 2017-April, 2018
  • Co-supervised Bronwyn Wydeman for her honours proposal and honours thesis courses (PSYC 490/491) at Vancouver Island University, September, 2017-April, 2018

 Undergraduate Students

  • Supervised Cara Frey for her work study position in the Department of Psychology at Vancouver Island University, September-December, 2017
  • Supervised Zachary Foster for his independent research course (TPSYCH 499) at the University of Washington Tacoma, March-June, 2017
  • Supervised Rebecca Smith for her independent research course (TPSYCH 499) at the University of Washington Tacoma, March-June, 2017
  • Supervised LaDonna Smith in a directed readings course (TPSYCH 498) at the University of Washington Tacoma, January-March, 2017; March-June, 2017
  • Supervised Haley Anderson for her independent research course (TPSYCH 499) at the University of Washington Tacoma, January-March, 2017
  • Supervised LaDonna Smith in an independent research course (TPSYCH 499) at the University of Washington Tacoma, September-December, 2016
  • Supervised Lauri Davis in an independent research course (TPSYCH 499) at the University of Washington Tacoma, March-June, 2016

Teaching Assistantships During Graduate School

  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 350), September-December, 2010
  • Adolescent Development (PSYC 336), September-December, 2010
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC 200), September-December, 2010
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC 200), January-April, 2010
  • Health Psychology (PSYC 332); January-April, 2010
  • Adult Development and Aging (PSYC 339), July-August, 2009
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 331), January-April, 2009