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

  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone)
  • Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities
  • Marital Adjustment
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology of Sexual Behavior
  • Psychology of Women
  • Social Theory of Close Relationships

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Applications of Learning Foundations
  • Internship in Psychology
  • Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mentored Collaborative Research
  • Psychology of Women
  • Social Theory of Close Relationships

Dallas, TX | Aug. 2015 – July 2016
Dallas County Community College District
Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • General Psychology
  • General Psychology, Dual Credit
  • Lifespan Development

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

Graduate Courses Instructed | Online

  • Action Research
  • Educational Research
  • Theories of Teaching & Learning

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

Graduate Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistical Techniques & Research Methods

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

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Psychology of Gender

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

Courses Instructed | Online

  • Colloquium I, Capstone Research

Kingsville, TX | Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2011
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Lecturer, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Survey of Psychology

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

Courses Instructed | Face-to-Face

  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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

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
  • Society of Personality & Social Psychology Member | 2002 – Present
  • Social Psychologists in Texas Member | 2004 – 2006

Professional Associations

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

Professional Development

  • Future of Design Education Webinar by UX at SMU | Dallas, TX, May 19, 2020
  • AI and Other Trends in IT Operations by The ManageEngine | Dallas, TX, Mar. 3, 2020
  • National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates (NAAAS) National Conference | Dallas, TX, Feb. 17, 2020
  • Evidence‐based Innovation Consortia (EBIC) Series, Service Learning in High Education | Dallas, TX, Oct. 18, 2019
  • SMU Summit: Digital Interfaces, Interactions and Experiences | Dallas, TX, Sept. 25, 2019
  • Student Accessibility Training, Instruction/Class Design | Dallas, TX, Sept. 24, 2019
  • Big Design Conference | Dallas, TX, Sept. 20, 2019
  • UNT Dallas QEP Assessment Training | Dallas, TX, June 5, 2019
  • World AI Day Conference | Richardson, TX, Feb. 24, 2019
  • Society of Personality & Social Psychology Conference | Portland, OR, Feb. 7 – 9, 2019
  • Big Design Conference | Dallas, TX, Sept. 21, 2018
  • 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
  • 3rd Annual UNT Dallas Student Research Symposium | Dallas, TX, April 24, 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 Department Career Day Planning Committee Chair | 2020 – Present
  • Psychology Department Internship Director | 2019 – Present
  • Peer Observation of Teaching Committee (POTC) Member | 2019 – Present
  • Library Committee Member | 2019 – Present
  • Psychology Research Lab Faculty Advisor | 2019 – Present
  • Travel Abroad International Sub Committee Member | 2019 – Present
  • New Curriculum Committee Member | 2019 – Present
  • Psychology Department Assessment Coordinator | 2018 – Present
  • McNair Scholars Program Faculty Mentor | 2018 – Present
  • Student Appeals Committee Member | 2017 – Present
  • Psychology Club Faculty Advisor | 2016 – Present
  • Psychology Hiring Committee Member | July, 2019
  • Health & Resource Fair Presenter | March, 2019
  • Communication & Technology Search Committee Member | July, 2018
  • Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer | June, 2018
  • Communication Search Committee Member | June, 2017
  • Communication & Technology Search Committee Member | April, 2017
  • Psychology & Sociology Career Fair Coordinator & Participant | April, 2017
  • 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)

Summer 2020

  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.8 (21 enrolled)
  • Positive Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 4.4 (30 enrolled)

Spring 2020

  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.5 (37 enrolled)
  • Internship in Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 4.7 (9 enrolled)
  • Introduction to Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 4.5 (30 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.9 (32 enrolled)
  • Mentored Collaborative Research | Evaluation Mean = 5 (5 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.8 (30 enrolled)

Fall 2019

  • Internship in Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 5 (9 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.9 (35 enrolled)
  • Mentored Collaborative Research | Evaluation Mean = 5 (5 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.7 (36 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.5 (30 enrolled)

Summer 2019

  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.73 (13 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.91 (30 enrolled)

Spring 2019

  • Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Capstone) | Evaluation Mean = 4.81 (18 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.91 (30 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.56 (35 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.59 (31 enrolled)
  • Social Psychological Theory in Close Relationships | Evaluation Mean = 4.88 (26 enrolled)

Fall 2018

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

Summer 2018

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

Spring 2018

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

Fall 2017

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

  • Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities | Evaluation Mean = 4.35 (33 enrolled)
  • 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)

Summer 2016

  • Positive Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 5.00 (29 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 4.92 (28 enrolled)

Spring 2016

  • Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities | Evaluation Mean = 4.84 (20 enrolled)
  • Marital Adjustment | Evaluation Mean = 4.81 (30 enrolled)
  • Psychology of Women | Evaluation Mean = 4.87 (30 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior (section 1) | Evaluation Mean = 4.50 (28 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior (section 2) | Evaluation Mean = 5.00 (17 enrolled)
  • Social Psychological Theory in Close Relationships | Evaluation Mean = 5.00 (23 enrolled)

Fall 2015 | 4 Point Scale

  • Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities | Evaluation Mean = 3.90 (28 enrolled)
  • Positive Psychology | Evaluation Mean = 3.88 (29 enrolled)
  • Sexual Behavior | Evaluation Mean = 3.82 (29 enrolled)

Graduate Coursework


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

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

  • Fall 2002 | Intermediate Statistics in Psychology
  • Fall 2002 | Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Fall 2002 | Independent Research
  • Spring 2003 | History Systems of Psychology
  • Spring 2003 | Seminar in Cognition
  • Spring 2003 | Independent Research
  • Summer 2003 | Introduction to Educational Research
  • Summer 2003 | Problems in Psychology
  • Summer 2003 | Colloquium in Teaching Psychology
  • Summer 2003 | Research
  • Fall 2003 | Small Group Behavior
  • Fall 2003 | Independent Research
  • Spring 2004 | Seminar in Human Emotions
  • Spring 2004 | Advanced Correlational/Factor Analyses
  • Spring 2004 | Psychobiological/Cognitive Processes of Aging
  • Spring 2004 | Independent Research
  • Summer 2004 | Independent Research
  • Fall 2004 | Automaticity & Social Behavior
  • Fall 2004 | Human Factors Psychology
  • Fall 2004 | Experimental Design
  • Fall 2004 | Independent Research
  • Spring 2005 | Attitudes & Attitude Change
  • Spring 2005 | Psychophysiology
  • Spring 2005 | Structural Equation Modeling
  • Spring 2005 | Independent Research
  • Summer 2005 | Independent Research
  • Fall 2005 | Human Motivation
  • Fall 2005 | Independent Research
  • Spring 2006 | Seminar in Perception: Theories/Applications
  • Spring 2006 | Independent Research
  • Summer 2006 | Doctor’s Dissertation
  • Fall 2006 | Doctor’s Dissertation

Earned Hours: 117