Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
Graduate Student Teacher of the Year
I received my B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Philosophy while attending Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in May 2010. I entered the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Fall 2010. While attending Southern Illinois University, I had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant, teach my own course, conduct research, and grow intellectually. The psychology department was no longer able to guarantee graduate stipends, however, for any students as of Fall 2012. Therefore, I applied to work with Dr. Amy Odum at Utah State University (USU) – with the support of my SIU advisor (Dr. Eric Jacobs). I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Behavior Analysis program, in the psychology department at USU. USU has provided me the opportunity to continue my teaching, research, and intellectual growth. I have been the teaching assistant for Advanced Analysis of Behavior (PSY 3400) for 1 semester and the instructor of record for the same course for 6 semesters (2 semesters online and 4 semesters in-person). I have been the instructor of record for Psychological Statistics (PSY 3010) for 2 semesters (1 semester online and 1 semester in-person). I am currently the instructor of record for Neuroscience I.