Teaching and Work Experience

Austin Community College

2009- Current Lecturer, Department of Social Science

Courses: Introductory Psychology  (~40 students per class) and Human Sexuality (~40 students per class)

Responsibilities: Development of class curriculum, delivering all lectures, test development, grading and maintaining communication with students via WebCT Vista.

Texas A&M University (TAMU)

2002-2009 Graduate Research Assistant, Neuroendocrinology Social Psychology Lab

Study of social support and influence on oxytocin release in bonded couples.

Responsibilities: set-up of the neuroendocrinology lab, design and implementation of studies, propose and coordinate IRB compliance, supervision and training of lab assistants, design video coding techniques, collected blood sample data in subjects, analyzed data using HLM, radioimmunoassay of hormones, reported results at scientific meetings

Supervisor: Jeffry A. Simpson, Ph.D. and Steve Rholes, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University (TAMU)

2003-2009 Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology

Courses:  Social Psychology, Personality, History of Psychology, and  Comparative Psychology

Responsibilities: Administered tests, provided instructional assistance, maintained grades and communication with students via WebCT Vista.

Professor: Jeffry A. Simpson, Ph.D, Ludy Benjamin, Ph.D, Brian Stagner, Ph.D, Hart Blanton, Ph.D, and Anthony Bourgeois, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University (TAMU)

2004-2009 Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Courses: Social Psychology (~60 students per class)

Introductory Psychology  (~250 students per class)

Experimental Psychology lab (~25 students per class)

Responsibilities: Development of class curriculum, delivering all lectures, test development, grading and maintaining communication with students via WebCT Vista.

Blinn Community College

2007- 2008 Lecturer, Department of Social Science

Courses: Introductory Psychology  (~40 students per class)

Responsibilities: Development of class curriculum, delivering all lectures, test development, grading and maintaining communication with students via WebCT Vista.

The University of Texas at Austin

2001-2002 Principle Investigator and Project Coordinator, Darwinian Aesthetics Lab

Responsibilities: design and implementation of studies, propose and coordinate IRB compliance, supervision and training of lab assistants, saliva sampling in subjects, measured facial dimorphisms in subjects, radioimmunoassay of hormones, and reported results at scientific meetings

Supervisor: Devendra Singh, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

2000-2001 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology Lab

Responsibilities: contributed to forming hypothesis, produced test materials, ran subjects through experiments, and managed data

Supervisor: David M. Buss, Ph.D., April Bleske, Ph.D.

Work Experience

Zehicle, Austin, TX 2009 – Present

Product Tester and Design Consultant

Austin Community College, Austin, TX 2009 – Present

Lecturer and Instructor

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
Blinn College, Bryan, TX 2007 – 2008Lecturer and Instructor

  • Introductory Psychology
Academic Answers, Austin, TX 2006- 2007Educational Consulting

  • Designed Curriculum for At-risk students
  • Taught specialized courses to students with learning disabilities
University of North Texas DNA Laboratory, College Station Unit, TX 2003 – presentIndependent DNA sample collector

  • worked with the Texas Attorney General, various Genetics Science companies, and state law authorities to obtain DNA evidence and samples
Scott and White Memorial Hospital, College Station, TX 2003- 2005Specimen Processing and Management Technician
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Point Comfort, TX 1998 -1999Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technician

  • completed administrative tasks including assignment of product shipments
  • managed status of products under testing using  AS-400 (product status program)

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