As a cognitive neuroscientist, I know there are many biological and psychological processes that facilitate successful learning. In my teaching, I use that knowledge to work at creating an optimal environment for students to experience new ideas and engage with the learning process. Below are details of my teaching and mentoring experiences.

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Teaching Experiences

University of Iowa

Semester Position Department Course Course Instructor
Fall 2014 Teaching Assistant Psychology Honors 030:014
Honors Elementary Psychology
Shaun Vecera
Fall 2013 Teaching Assistant Educational Psychology Education 075
Educational Psychology and Measurement
Mitchell Kelly
Spring 2013 Teaching Assistant Anatomy and Cell Biology Anatomy and Cell Biology 132
Medical Neuroscience
Martin Cassell


2013 - 2015 Critical MASS (Mentoring and Student Support)

Students found responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Life are referred to the program. Critical MASS provides a connection between the referred student and a knowledgeable, caring faculty, staff, or graduate student. This creates a “check-in” system to increase accountability and implement an early intervention system that facilitates referrals for needed academic and other support services.

2012, 2014 Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Co-supervised two independent undergraduate research projects investigating 1) framing effects on incentive-driven orienting with Sara Rushia (2012) and 2) functional connectivity of the disconnected temporal pole with Andrew Jones (2014).