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The word 'meet' takes on a different connotation in cyberspace.  Therefore we will take advantage of one of Webster's more liberal interpretations referring to the word as "an introduction to".  I am a member of the residential faculty here at Mesa Community College, where I have taught for over 18 years. I currently teach Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101), Introduction to Statistics (PSY 230), and Research Methods (PSY 290). My philosophy of teaching psychology includes the practical application of psychological concepts, the usage of powerful learning tools (like critical thinking skills and the Internet) and the integration of humor into the curriculum.

I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Capella University in 2006; additionally, I received both an undergraduate (BA) and graduate degree (MA) in psychology from Oakland University, in Rochester Michigan.  Although the main focus of my studies centered around developmental psychology, research, and statistical analysis, I spent most of my post graduate years explaining why Oakland University was not in California.  As a result, I realized the largest gains from my educational pursuits were not academic or monetary but practical.  I was able to take advantage of the framework that was established in my studies and apply it to the outside world.  I hope to provide MCC students with a similar opportunity. 

Take a few minutes to review the items listed at the left of the page for a more detailed "introduction".  Also feel free to allow me to "meet" you by sending me an e-mail at the address listed below.

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This page was last updated on January 12, 2006.

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