In addition to my longstanding interest in psychology, it has been my interest in education and working with students that guided me into an academic career. I love to be in the classroom and interact with students and I have been fortunate to have taught a broad range of classes at CSULB including courses at the 100/200, 300, and 400/500 levels. The courses that I most commonly teach are PSY 110 (Introduction to Statistics), PSY 351 (Social Psychology), and PSY 411/511 (Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments).
I have mentored more than 160 CSULB graduate and undergraduate students in the Aggression and Intergroup Relations Lab. This includes students in a variety of research programs including McNair Scholars, Career Opportunities in Research (COR), the California Pre-doctoral program, the CSULB Honors Program, the CSULB Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program, and the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program.