Experienced Teacher
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • January 28, 2022

I have been teaching since 2013, beginning with college courses on psychology and statistics in Oklahoma and then moving on to high school math courses in Arlington TX.  However, my true passion is for the ancient (and medieval and renaissance) world, and so I have been devoting myself to relearning Latin.  This past year I passed the TExES Latin certification exam.

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Education

PhD and MS in Cognitive Psychology @ University of Oklahoma (Norman)
Aug 2013 — Dec 2018

-Successfully defended a Master's Thesis on my research into the causal mechanisms of why we forget (e.g., why I have forgotten almost everything I learned in my college chemistry courses).
-Successfully defended a Doctoral Dissertation on my research into how various kinds of test questions can promote productive and critical thinking in learners.

BS in Psychology (Minor in Philosophy) @ Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX)
Aug 2009 — May 2013

-Graduated Magna cum laude.
-Successfully defended an honors thesis on "ironic effects of inhibition" (in which the attempt to not think about something actually makes that thing harder to not think about).
-Took the following courses that are relevant to classical education:
• Latin III & IV (Petronius and Virgil)
• Greek and Roman Mythology (Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Ovid, and others)
• Ancient Philosophy (Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle)
• Philosophy of Religion (Genesis, Job, Epic of Gilgamesh, St. Augustine, St. Anselm)
• Modern Philosophy (Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Hume, and Kant)

Experience

Teacher @ James Martin High School
Sep 2019 — Current

• AP Statistics (2 semesters)
• Statistics (5 semesters)
• Algebra 2 (3 semesters)
• Geometry (1 semester)

Adjunct Professor @ Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
Aug 2018 — May 2019

• Introduction to Psychology (2 semesters)
• Life-Span Development (1 semester)
• Abnormal Psychology (1 semester)

Teaching Assistant @ University of Oklahoma (Norman)
Aug 2013 — Dec 2018

Lectured the following courses:
• Research Methods: Statistics (2 semesters)
• Research Methods: Experimental Design [the lab component] (4 semesters)
• Cognitive Psychology (1 semester)

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