Philosophy and Portfolio

[The teacher] who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of [her] wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran, "On Teaching" in The Prophet

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Teaching Philosophy

"My goals as a Scholarly Teacher (Gurung, 2008) are thus as follows: I hope to foster critical thinking, life-long learning, and problem-solving skills in my students so that they are aware of the reality beyond media talk on “mind-reading” and other popular psychology headlines, can independently assess psychological articles and research problems, and apply theories to address these problems within and beyond the classroom. I aim to achieve these goals through three fundamental principles include 1) creating a flexible structure with high, but clear, expectations; 2) engaging curiosity through applied scenarios; and 3) emphasizing community building to lay the foundation for a diverse and inclusive environment that supports the learning for all students."

Bridgette Hard, Abby Hsiung, Brenda Yang, Christina Bejjani, Paula Yust, Natasha Parikh at PsychOne conference 2019
Paula Yust, Bridgette Hard, Christina Bejjani, Brenda Yang at NITOP conference 2020

Teaching Portfolio

I have served as instructor of record for several courses, attended teaching-oriented conferences, completed certificates for additional professional development, tutored students on the side, and more.