Curriculum Vitae

Education


Texas Tech University | Lubbock, TX | Aug. 2002 – May 2006
M.A., Experimental/Social Psychology

Concentration: Social Psychology & Close Relationships

  • Masters Thesis: Impression Management in Dating
  • Chairperson: Dr. Clyde Hendrick

Graduate Awards

  • Department of Athletics Teaching Award | 2004
  • Psychology Department Scholarship | 2002 – 2003

University of Texas at San Antonio | San Antonio, TX | Aug. 1998 – May 2002
B.A., Psychology

Honors: Cum Laude Graduate

  • Honors Thesis: Contrast Effects of Physical Attractiveness
  • Chairperson: Dr. Stella Garcia-Lopez
  • Career Opportunities in Research Scholarship | 2000 – 2002

Experience


Dallas, TX | Jan. 2015 – Present
University of North Texas at Dallas
Lecturer, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Online

  • Psychology of Sexual Behavior | 13 Sections
  • Psychology of Women | 12 Sections
  • Marital Adjustment | 9 Sections
  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | 3 Sections
  • Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities | 3 Sections
  • Positive Psychology | 2 Sections
  • Social Theory of Close Relationships | 1 Section

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Psychology of Women | 1 Section
  • Social Theory of Close Relationships | 1 Section
  • Applications of Learning Foundations | 2 Sections
  • Introduction to Psychology | 2 Sections
  • Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology | 1 Section

Dallas, TX | Aug. 2015 – July 2016
Mountain View College
Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • General Psychology | 1 Section
  • Lifespan Development | 1 Section
  • General Psychology, Dual Credit | 1 Section

Portland, OR | Aug. 2013 – Nov. 2016
Concordia University
Adjunct Faculty, Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program

Graduate Courses Instructed | Online

  • Action Research | 1 Section
  • Educational Research | 1 Section
  • Theories of Teaching & Learning | 15 Sections

Rochester, MN | Aug. 2013 – May 2014
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor, School of Graduate & Professional Programs

Graduate Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Developmental Psychology | 1 Section
  • Statistical Techniques & Research Methods | 1 Section

Winona, MN | Aug. 2013 – May 2014
Winona State University
Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Introduction to Psychological Science | 1 Section
  • Psychology of Gender | 1 Section

La Crosse, WI | Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2014
Viterbo University
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Adult Learning

Courses Instructed | Online

  • Colloquium I, Capstone Research | 2 Sections

Kingsville, TX | Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2011
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Full-Time Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Introduction to Psychology | 24 Sections
  • Survey of Psychology | 8 Sections

Corpus Christi, TX | Aug. 2009 – May 2010
Del Mar College
Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • General Psychology | 1 Section
  • Social Psychology | 1 Section

Lubbock, TX | Aug. 2002 – May 2007
Texas Tech University
Adjunct Faculty/Graduate Assistant

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Close Relationships | Instructed as Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
  • Close Relationships | Instructed as Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2003 – Spring 2006)
  • Introductory Psychology | Instructed as Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2003 – Spring 2006)

Advising & Research

  • Student Advising | Degree planning, course registration, and career counseling within the Texas Tech Psychology undergraduate advising office (2006)
  • Graduate Research Assistant | Assisted faculty research development, data collection, and statistical analysis (Fall 2002 – Spring 2004)

Honors & Awards


Teaching Awards

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award | 2008
  • Texas Tech University Department of Athletics Teaching Award | 2004

Academic Scholarships

  • Texas Tech University Psychology Department Scholarship | 2002 – 2003
  • University of Texas at San Antonio Career Opportunities in Research Scholarship | 2000 – 2002

Honor Societies | University of Texas at San Antonio

  • PSI CHI National Honor Society in Psychology | 1999 – 2002
  • University of Texas at San Antonio Honors Program | 2000 – 2002
  • National Dean’s List | 2000 – 2002 
  • Golden Key National Honor Society | 2000 – 2002
  • Mortar Board Honor Society | 2002

Professional Membership & Service


Psychological Associations

  • APA Society for Media Psychology & Technology | 2017 – Present
  • Social Psychologists in Texas Member | 2004 – 2006
  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology Member | 2002 – 2006

Professional Associations

  • People to People International | 2017 – Present
  • Catch the Next, Dream Catchers Program | 2016 – 2017

Professional Development

  • World AI Day Conference | Richardson, TX, Feb. 24, 2019
  • Society of Personality & Social Psychology Conference | Portland, OR, Feb. 7-9, 2019
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Psychology Learning Outcomes Workshop | Austin, TX, Aug. 14, 2018
  • Technology Mind & Society Conference | Washington, DC, April 5-7, 2018
  • World AI Day Conference | Richardson, TX, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Teaching Professor Conference | St. Louis, MO, June 2-4, 2017
  • Catch the Next Spring Institute | Dallas, TX, March 29-31, 2017
  • Society of Personality & Social Psychology Conference | San Antonio, TX, Jan. 18-21, 2017

Service University of North Texas at Dallas 

  • Psychology Undergraduate Research Lab Advisor | 2019 – Present
  • International Committee Member (for student travel abroad) | 2019 – Present
  • Psychology Department Assessment Coordinator | 2018 – Present
  • Faculty Mentor for McNair Scholars Program | 2018 – Present
  • Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer | 2018 – Present
  • Student Appeals Committee Member | 2017 – Present
  • Psychology Club Faculty Advisor | 2016 – Present
  • Catch the Next, Dream Catchers Program | 2016 – 2017

Service | Texas A&M University-Kingsville 

  • Psi Chi Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker | 2011
  • Psychology Club Faculty Advisor | 2008 – 2011

Service | Texas Tech University 

  • Close Relationships Research Laboratory Member | 2002 – 2006
  • Social Psychology Research Laboratory Member | 2002 – 2006
  • Experimental Council Member | 2005 – 2006
  • Student Government Representative | 2003 – 2005
  • Mentor Tech Program | 2004 – 2006

AmeriCorps Volunteer

  • Camp C.A.M.P. Counselor | Summer 2002

Teaching Ratings


Student Course Evaluations | University of North Texas at Dallas (5 Point Scale)

Fall 2018

  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.44 (37 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.82 (37 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.97 (37 enrolled)
  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.88 (15 enrolled)
  • Applications of Learning Foundations | Evaluation Mean = 4.56 (23 enrolled)

Summer 2018

  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.47 (31 enrolled)
  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.81 (17 enrolled)

Spring 2018

  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.59 (32 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.75 (32 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.56 (31 enrolled)
  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.54 (18 enrolled)

Fall 2017

  • Introduction to Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 4.64 (35 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.9 (39 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.9 (36 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.86 (35 enrolled)

Summer 2017

  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.78 (31 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.76 (30 enrolled)

Spring 2017

  • Introduction to Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 4.61 (36 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.4 (33 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.56 (33 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.84 (30 enrolled)

Fall 2016

  • Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 4.86 (29 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.69 (34 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.90 (33 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.61 (35 enrolled)
  • Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities | Evaluation Mean = 4.35 (33 enrolled)

Graduate Coursework


Texas Tech University | Lubbock, TX | Aug. 2002 – May 2006
Experimental/Social Psychology Ph.D. Program

* All graduate coursework was completed, except for the dissertation.

Graduate Courses Completed

  • Intermediate Statistics in Psychology (PSY 4380) Grade: B | Fall 2002
  • Seminar in Social Psychology (PSY 5328) Grade: B | Fall 2002
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Fall 2002
  • History Systems of Psychology (PSY 5350) Grade: B | Spring 2003
  • Seminar in Cognition (PSY 5356) Grade: B+ | Spring 2003
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Spring 2003
  • Introduction to Educational Research (EPSY5379) Grade: A | Summer 2003
  • Problems in Psychology (PSY 5001) Grade: P | Summer 2003
  • Colloquium in Teaching Psychology (PSY 5101) Grade: P | Summer 2003
  • Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Summer 2003
  • Small Group Behavior (PSY 5331) Grade: B | Fall 2003
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Fall 2003
  • Seminar in Human Emotions (PSY 5001) Grade: B | Spring 2004
  • Advanced Correlational/Factor Analyses (PSY 5347) Grade: B- | Spring 2004
  • Psychobiological/Cognitive Processes of Aging (PSY 5385) Grade: A+ | Spring 2004
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Spring 2004
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Summer 2004
  • Automaticity & Social Behavior (PSY 5340) Grade: B | Fall 2004
  • Human Factors Psychology (PSY 5370) Grade: A | Fall 2004
  • Experimental Design (PSY 5380) Grade: B | Fall 2004
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Fall 2004
  • Attitudes & Attitude Change (PSY 5330) Grade: B | Spring 2005
  • Psychophysiology (PSY 5351) Grade: B | Spring 2005
  • Structural Equation Modeling (PSY 5360) Grade: A | Spring 2005
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Spring 2005
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Summer 2005
  • Human Motivation (PSY 5326) Grade: B | Fall 2005
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Fall 2005
  • Seminar in Perception: Theories/Applications (PSY 5354) Grade: B | Spring 2006
  • Independent Research (PSY 7000) Grade: CR | Spring 2006
  • Doctor’s Dissertation (PSY 8000) Grade: CR | Summer 2006
  • Doctor’s Dissertation (PSY 8000) Grade: CR | Fall 2006

Cumulative Hours & GPA

  • Earned Hours: 117
  • Quarter Hours: 48
  • Quarter Points: 156
  • GPA: 3.25