I teach psychology at the University of Washington.

My philosophy of teaching and learning is centered on two principles: interaction and enthusiasm. In my classes, I seek to spark curiosity and interest among students and to engage them actively in exploring big questions and drawing connections among ideas. My classes are collaborative learning communities in which students actively engage with me and each other. Learning occurs best when students are able to collaborate, and I am constantly seeking to discover more effective ways of doing this in large and small classes alike.

Psychology explains why people act, think, and feel as they do. My learning goals for students emphasize developing compassion and self-awareness, applying psychological principles in everyday life, and building critical thinking skills for evaluating and understanding our complex world.

I love mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in learning how to teach well. If you are a current student, please reach out to me to discuss how to get involved in one of my classes as a teaching assistant.