Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Happy 2021 from the GSTA!

10 Jan 2021 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We are excited to announce that two new at-large members will join the GSTA for 2021, in addition to two 2020 members moving into their new roles as Chair and Deputy Chair! We are grateful to our outgoing members and those who are able to continue their role on the Steering Committee.

The GSTA will be meeting later in January to discuss the budget, ways to increase engagement with graduate students, and how to maintain the visibility of Div 2 and the GSTA. We look forward to another engaging year!

Over the next few months, we will feature each of the GSTA members in more depth by asking them to share about their teaching and research experiences. Be on the lookout for these mini-interviews to come!

Meet the 2021 GSTA Steering Committee!

Amy Maslowski, GSTA Chair

Amy Maslowski is a Counseling Psychology doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota. She received her master’s degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Amy has undergraduate instructor and graduate and undergraduate GTA experiences. She is involved in SoTL research and published and presented in ToP outlets.

Maaly Younis, GSTA Deputy Chair

Maaly Younis is an Educational Psychology doctoral student at the University of Northern Colorado. Her major areas of research are studies of transformative learning and academic engagement in teacher education, Photovoice, culturally responsive pedagogy. She teaches several undergraduate courses such as Introductory Psychology, Educational Psychology & Psychological Statistics.

Adam Green, Steering Committee Member

Adam Green is a doctoral student in Applied Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His research interests involve moral and political beliefs. He has assisted in several courses including Research Methods, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Advanced Statistics. He hopes to support and improve GTA experiences through the GTSA.

Laura Simon, Steering Committee Member

Laura T. Simon is a Developmental Psychology Ph.D. student at the Ohio State University where she completed her M.A. in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Psychology. Laura has proudly taught Introduction to Psychology at Ohio State for over 3 years. Her primary research interest is anxiety in autism spectrum disorder.

Kelly Cuccolo, Steering Committee Member

Kelly Cuccolo, M.A. is a doctoral candidate in Psychology at the University of North Dakota. After serving as Chair for Psi Chi’s Network for International Collaborative Exchange from 2017-2019, she began conducting research on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her favorite class to teach is Introduction to Personality.

William Ridgeway, Steering Committee Member

William Blake Ridgway has master’s degrees in Experimental and Forensic Psychology and is a Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D. student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His academic research examines internal cognitive processes involved in lineup decisions and the application of psychological theories to criminal justice issues.

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