I believe that learning is a lifelong process and a shared experience that is informed by our everyday interactions with others. Community service-learning (CSL) is a pedagogical practice that I regularly integrate into my formal teaching to engage all participants in the learning process. My formal teaching assignments commonly include PSYCO 305 (Special Topics: Developmental Psychopathology), PSYCO 323 (Infant & Child Development), PSYCO 325 (Applied Research in Developmental Psychology), PSYCO 327 (Adolescent Development), PSYCO 423/622 (Special Topics: Social and Emotional Development in Childhood), and PSYCO 522 (Developmental Methods: Design & Data). I also regularly supervise students in individual research courses, including research apprenticeships (PSYCO 299), independent study courses (PSYCO 396/398/496/498), and honours theses (PSYCO 390/399/499).
Each year I provide ongoing mentorship to several graduate and undergraduate students. This mentorship is focused on social and emotional development in childhood and adolescence and on rigorous and ethical developmental methods. I have been the primary supervisor for 1 Doctoral student, 6 Master’s students, and 11 undergraduate honors students, and have served as a committee and/or examining member on several Master’s and Doctoral theses and candidacy exams (~13 students). Each year I also mentor between 15-30 undergraduate students in research apprenticeships, independent study courses, honours theses, and volunteer placements within my lab.