MyPsychLab

Faculty Advisor Programme

 

The MyPsychLab Faculty Advisor Programme is a peer-to-peer mentoring programme that partners experienced MyPsychLab users with new and potential users to further enhance their knowledge, skill and understanding of how to successfully integrate MyPsychLab in the classroom. Our Faculty Advisors (FAs) are committed to advancing the support for online learning and sharing their best practices with the MyPsychLab community.

Meet Our Faculty Advisors

 

  • Stefanie Schmeer
    Programme Tutor, BSc (Hons) Psychology
    University of Hertfordshire
    MyPsychLab
    Stefanie Schmeer is Programme Tutor on the undergraduate Psychology programme in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research includes: the effects of social context on judgement and decision making processes, in particular the effects of accountability on information search and information evaluation in decision-making; the learning of minority group stereotypes and stereotype suppression; and applications of multiattribute utility theory. Dr Schmeer teaches Social Psychology and Research Methods to undergraduate psychology students.
    Courses taught: Social Psychology / Research Methods
    Course format: Traditional
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  • Marcus Dickson
    Associate Chair and Graduate Director
    Wayne State University
    MyPsychLab
    Marcus Dickson is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, and did his undergraduate work at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Dr. Dickson's research focuses on organizational leadership, especially cross-cultural issues in leadership, and he has lectured and taught on this topic in several countries, including Singapore, Taiwan, and Ireland. As a teacher, Dr. Dickson has been recognized by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) with its Distinguished Contributions in Teaching Award, and by Wayne State University with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Dickson served as the Chair of SIOP's Education and Training Committee, and currently authors a column entitled "Max. Classroom Capacity" for The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, SIOP's journal/newsletter. He frequently teaches Introductory Psychology, as well as a variety of courses at the doctoral level.
    Courses taught: Introductory Psychology
    Course format: Traditional and Online
    Book in use: Ciccarelli and White, Psychology
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  • Justyne Harris
    Coordinator for Social Sciences; Psychology Instructor
    Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus County Campus
    MyPsychLab
    Justyne Harris is the Coordinator for Social Sciences and a Psychology Instructor at Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County Campus. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and her M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from SUNY College at Buffalo. She has taught many courses within the psychology field, but continues to teach Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Behavior and Lifespan Development on a recurrent basis. Before coming to JCC, Justyne worked as the Primary Therapist for the Responsible Intimacy Program at Family Services of the Chautauqua Region, Inc.
    Justyne has used MyPsychLab within all of my classes, both online and in the classroom, and has found it to be the best preparation tool outside of the textbook for all of her courses.
    Courses taught: Abnormal Behavior, General Psychology, Lifespan Development
    Course format: Traditional, Hybrid & Online
    Book in use: Ciccarelli, & White, Psychology; Butcher, Mineka, Hooley, Abnormal Psychology: Core Concepts; Boyd & Bee, Lifespan Development
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  • Marion Mason
    Professor of Psychology
    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    MyPsychLab/MyDevelopmentLab
    Marion Mason is a Professor of Psychology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She teaches General Psychology in a mass lecture setting as well as Lifespan Psychology, Adulthood and Aging, and Psychology of Gender. Starting at Bloomsburg in 1992, Mason has been interested in the use of technology in education since the early days of email, continuing across the years using various types of student response systems and course management software packages. With a heavy course load of 4/4, she knows the value of the time-saving tools found in the MyLabs.
    In addition to providing enthusiastic support for MyPsychLab and MyDevelopmentLab, Mason is also a Pearson author, publishing the first edition of Adulthood and Aging in 2011. "My passion is communicating the exciting, vibrant world of psychology to my students in the classroom and beyond with quality materials delivered in multiple forms of media."
    Courses taught: General Psychology 101; Lifespan Psychology, 210
    Course format: Traditional
    Book in use: Ciccarelli/White, Psychology; Feldman, Child Development
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  • Gabe Mydland
    Assistant Professor
    Dakota State University
    MyPsychLab
    Gabe Mydland is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Dakota State University in Madison, SD. Mydland teaches introductory psychology and human relations classes. He advises elementary education students and works with a number of other students with academic, career, and/or personal questions in addition to teaching a section of GS 100 for elementary education majors. He has been with Dakota State since 1997.
    Courses taught: PSYC 101 Introduction to Psych, EDFN 475 Human Relations
    Course format: Traditional and Online
    Book in use: Ciccarelli & White, Gollnick & Chinn
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  • Catherine Newell
    Professor
    Mesa Community College
    MyPsychLab
    Catherine Newell is a native of Arizona. Leaving home at age 17 she became a licensed cosmetologist followed by a tour of duty with the Army National Guard from 1980-86 and served as a Medic at Ft McClellan, Alabama, Ft Sam Houston, Texas, and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. At Ft. Sam Houston, she met her husband while on active duty and has been married for 30 years. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
    Catherine's background includes careers in human resources and administration at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale; with the Mesa Public Schools providing motivational seminars and job training counseling to junior and senior high students; and has worked with her husband in construction businesses and building projects in Arizona and Hawaii. Since 2004 she expanded her career by specializing in marriage and family therapy.
    Catherine has a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources, and a Master of Arts in Psychology. In 2004 she relocated to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai where she practiced therapy with 3 organizations; crisis intervention, court appointed counselor and therapist for CPS cases, and with the LDS family services based in Honolulu. She has worked with gang members and the prison system.
    Catherine now resides in Arizona where she teaches psychology courses at Mesa Community College.
    Courses taught: Psych 101, Introduction to Psychology
    Course format: Traditional and Hybrid
    Book in use: Zimbardo, Johnson, McCann, Psychology: Core Concepts
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  • Mary-Ellen O'Sullivan
    Adjunct Professor of Psychology
    Southern Connecticut State University
    Housatonic Community College
    MyPsychLab, MyDevelopmentLab
    Before returning to college to major in Psychology, Mary-Ellen was an Executive Secretary for major New York City corporations and also was Supervisor for Connecticut's Foster Grandparent Program.
    Mary-Ellen has been teaching undergraduate Psychology for more than 17 years at both the university and community college levels. Specific interests include general psychology, motivation, child development and learning. In addition, she tutors students studying psychology who are learning disabled or physically challenged.
    An enthusiastic user of MyPsychLab, she is available for campus visits and assistance via telephone or email for new users or to those considering this technology. She recently demonstrated MyPsychLab at the Farmingdale State College Teaching Of Psychology Conference and did an interview with the Connecticut Post newspaper regarding e-texts and MyPsychLab.
    “I really enjoy using the technology and continually learn new areas. My students are very enthusiastic about their ability to keep up-to-date on what was going on in class through the announcement page, as well as be apprised of their grades whenever they wanted them. I hear rave reviews from students also about the flash cards and practice exams within MPL.”
    Courses taught: Intro to Psychology, Infant-Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Motivation, Experimental Psychology (Learning), and Research Design and Development
    Course format: Traditional
    Book in use: Zimbardo, Johnson & McCann, Psychology Core Concepts; Kail, Robert V., Children and Their Development, MyVirtualChild
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  • Amy Reesing
    Lecture and Online Programming Coordinator
    Arizona State University
    MyVirtualChild
    Amy Reesing earned her B.S. in Psychology, as well as her M.S. and Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Development from The University of Arizona. Following this she did a post doc at Arizona State University which led to a full time Lecturer position. In addition to teaching several classes per semester she is the Coordinator for Online Programming for the School of Social and Family Dynamics at ASU.
    Amy has been using the MyVirtualChild program with her Introduction to Parenting course since the spring of 2009 and has noticed that the program brings the course material to life for students in a way that no other program could do. Students rave about how much they have learned and enjoyed using this program.
    Courses taught: FAS 301 Introduction to Parenting
    Course format: Online
    Book in use: I use MyVirtualChild with a non-Pearson textbook: Brooks, The Process of Parenting
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  • Karl (Des) Robinson
    Associate Professor
    Tarrant County College
    MyPsychLab, MyDevelopmentLab
    Des Robinson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Tarrant County College in Texas. He has several years experience teaching at various universities and colleges, as well as conducting psychological research. His research has been featured on national television in several countries, and he has multiple presentations and publications on creative and effective teaching strategies. Des began using MyPsychLab in Fall 2004 for six sections of Introduction to Psychology and saw an immediate improvement in student comprehension and performance. Grades on the first exam were at least 10% higher in his MyPsychLab classes compared to previous classes that did not have this valuable resource. Students responded well to using MyPsychLab, with the majority reporting they recommend the instructor keep using it in future classes. The majority of students also reported using the non-mandatory resources of MyPsychLab while they studied, and that they felt in helped them in their preparation for the in-class exams.
    The results from these classes are undeniable that the computer-aged student is apt to learning from on-line resources. Des has found that not only is MyPsychLab an excellent comprehensive tool for elaborating on virtually all topics in psychology, but also allows for easy communication via email or discussion boards. He continues to give presentations around the country about MyPsychLab's effectiveness and welcomes the opportunity to further discuss MyPsychLab or answer any questions that you might have.
    Courses taught: Intro to Psychology, Life Span Growth and Development, Child Growth and Development
    Course format: Traditional, Online and Hybrid
    Book in use: Wood, Wood, Boyd, The World of Psychology; Berk, Development Through the Lifespan; Berk, Child Development
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  • Sue C. Spaulding
    Undergraduate Coordinator / Lecturer
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    MyPsychLab
    "I have discovered that students don't mind a little extra work if it enhances their understanding of the course material. I have seen an increase in good thought patterns among students and they get a real kick out of the material presented by MyPsychLab."
    Sue Spaulding has served as an instructor of General Psychology and the General Psychology Lab course for 18 years at UNC-Charlotte. Her current research focuses on teaching strategies, course redesign, and using online resources to improve student learning and understanding. Her background is in Rehabilitation Psychology with a neuropsychological emphasis. She is also active with the Learning Community program at UNC-Charlotte helping entering students become the best scholars possible.
    Sue has gathered information on the satisfaction and effectiveness of adding the MyPsychLab to her introductory Psychology courses over the last 5 years. She has presented her research at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in January 2004, 2005 and 2006. She has also presented the impact of My Psych Lab on student learning at two Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conferences. She continues to gather data on the use of MyPsychLab. Read the highlights from Sue's Spring 2004 MPL student evaluations. She currently employs MyPsychLab in a 50% online format. Overall student evaluations of their experience using MyPsychLab is positive both in the variety of learning experiences available, the platform in general and the improvement in their understanding of the course content.
    Courses taught: General Psychology
    Course format: Traditional and Hybrid (Spring 2011)
    Book in use: Kosslyn & Rosenberg, Psychology in Context, Morris & Maisto, Understanding Psychology
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  • Jason Spiegelman
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    The Community College of Baltimore County
    MyPsychLab
    Jason S. Spiegelman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at The Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Maryland. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in (ahem) Malibu, California. He is ABD for a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron. Yes, you read correctly. He moved from Malibu to Akron. Hey, nobody ever accused him of being the smartest cookie in the jar...
    He is highly active in writing, editing, and revising supplements and ancillaries for psychology textbooks, and to date has worked on over 50 different textbooks written by more than 30 different authors. His areas of expertise in teaching focus on introductory psychology and psychopathology, and he regularly teaches courses in these and other areas.
    Outside of teaching, Jason is a past member of the boards of directors of the American Association of Suicidology and the APA Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), Section VII ("Clinical Emergencies and Crises). In 2005 he was named the Rose Dawson Teacher of the Year at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland.
    Courses taught: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology
    Course format: Traditional
    Book in use: Ciccarelli and White, Psychology
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  • Teresa Stalvey-Bailey
    Psychology Instructor
    North Florida Community College
    MyPsychLab, MyDevelopmentLab
    Teresa Stalvey-Bailey is the Department Chair for History and Social Sciences and a Psychology Instructor at North Florida Community College where she has worked since 1993. In addition to teaching psychology, she has also served as an academic advisor, vocational/career counselor and recruiter. She was NFCC's 2001 & 2002 “Instructor of the Year.”
    As a faculty advocate for MyPsychLab and MyDevelopmentLab Teresa has demonstrated how to use MyPsychLab to enhance learning and engage students in a traditional, blended and completely online course. She has presented her work at various conferences, including the 26th Annual National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, and the 57th Annual Texas Community College Teacher Association Convention, in Fort Worth, Texas. Since the release of MyPsychLab, Teresa has provided training at many colleges and universities in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. She is available to assist you in the year ahead.
    Courses taught: General Psychology and Human Development
    Course format: Traditional, Online and Hybrid
    Book in use: Ciccarelli and White, Psychology; Feldman, Discovering the Lifespan
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  • Stephanie Stein
    Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
    Central Washington University
    MyDevelopmentLab
    Dr. Stephanie Stein is a Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Central Washington University. She received a BA in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981, an MA in School Counseling from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984, and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1987. She worked as a School Psychologist in Bend, Oregon for two years before joining the faculty at CWU in 1989. Her primary research interests include curriculum-based measurement and social/behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
    Courses taught: Developmental Psychology
    Course format: Online
    Book in use: Berk, Development Through the Lifespan
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  • Mary Hughes-Stone
    Adjunct Professor
    San Francisco State University
    MyDevelopmentLab
    Courses taught: Psych 330 – Child Development and Psych 431 – Developmental Psychology
    Course format: Traditional
    Book in use: Feldman, Child Development and Feldman, Life Span Development
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  • Carmel White
    Assistant Professor
    East Carolina University
    MyDevelopmentLab
    Carmel Parker White teaches both undergraduate and graduate lifespan human development courses at East Carolina University. She received her master's degree from Brigham Young University and doctoral degree from Kansas State University. She has used MyDevelopmentLab for several years and has found that it helps students understand difficult course content.
    Courses taught: Introduction to Child Development
    Course format: Hybrid
    Book in use: Berk, Infants, Children, and Adolescents
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  • Noland White
    Associate Professor
    Georgia College & State University
    MyPsychLab
    Noland White is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia College, Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University, located in Milledgeville. He received both his B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from Georgia College and joined the faculty there in 2001 after receiving his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. He has an active research lab and with his students he is currently investigating the psychophysiological characteristics and neuropsychological performance of adults with and without ADHD. Outside of the lab, Dr.White is engaged in collaborative research examining the effectiveness of incorporating technology in and out of the college classroom to facilitate student learning. He also serves as a mentor for other faculty wanting to expand their use of technology with their classes. In April 2008 he was a recipient of the Georgia College Excellence in Teaching Award.
    Courses taught: Introduction to General Psychology
    Course format: Traditional
    Book in use: Ciccarelli & White, Psychology
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  • Fred Whitford
    Assistant Professor
    Montana State University
    MyPsychLab
    I have been teaching in the Psychology Department at Montana State University for over 25 years. I teach Introductory Psychology with a total enrollment of 1200+ students a year. I am the introductory course coordinator and have 12 Graduate Teaching Assistants who run the recitation sections for the course. I teach Abnormal Psychology with an enrollment of 200 students per year. I have published extensively in teaching of psychology in the areas of Instructor's Manuals, Student Study Guides, Test bank validation, Internet course integration, Web site content development and PowerPoint content development.
    Courses taught: Introductory Psychology
    Course format: Lab-Based
    Book in use: Ciccarelli & White, Fundamentals of Psychology
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