Over the years at UMass Amherst and Bowling Green State University, I've taught an array of courses including animal behavior (majors and nonmajors), animal cognition, human evolution, insect behavior, social behavior, and intro biology. I've also co-authored two animal behavior texts (Goodenough, McGuire, and Jakob, and Drickamer, Vessey, and Jakob) as well as an animal behavior lab manual (Jakob and Hodge).
My primary teaching responsibility currently is the supervision of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Junior Writing program. Junior Writing is a University-wide program in which undergraduates take writing-intensive taught by instructors within their own majors. In Psychology, I am honored to work with advanced graduate students who are talented and committed teachers.
In addition, I am faculty co-leader of our CIRTL program (the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning). CIRTL is a network of Research 1 institutions committed to helping STEM graduate students and postdocs become better teachers.