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GRAD 980

grad 980 Preparing to teach a psychology course


Dr. Elizabeth Jordan

Dr. Elizabeth Jordan is a member of the GRAD 980 faculty team. She is a lecturer and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Emporia State University. He is a member of the advisory board and a teacher of GRAD 980. He is a recipient of the American Psychological Foundation Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award, the top award in this area given by the American Psychological Association.

Benassi & Brewer

Victor Benassi, one of the designers of GRAD 980, is shown with Dr. Charles Brewer (Furman University) at the 2007 American Psychological Association convention in San Francisco. Dr. Brewer was a long-time editor of the journal Teaching of Psychology. The American Psychological Foundation's distinguished career teacher of psychology award is named after him ( brewer.html).

GRAD 980 News

This page contains news stories and other information about GRAD 980 and related matters that may be of interest to readers:

  • Victor Benassi was recently interviewed for a piece that appeared in the December 2007 issue of the APS Observer. He was interviewed by Kelli Vaughn-Blount (GRAD 980, summer 2006). Kelli is the managing editor of the Journal of Scientific Psychology and the APS Observer Student Notebook Editor. Click here to read the article.

  • Former GRAD 980 student receives Teaching Award, click here for more details.

  • GRAD 980 instructor honored at Society for Teaching of Psychology ceremony, click here for more details.

  • Newsletter of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Spring 2007 article on GRAD 980. Click here for a scanned version, or here for an MS Word version.

  • "Psychological science can help students become good psychology teachers" Monitor on Psychology (November 2004, Volume 35, No. 10). Click here.

  • "Students Teaching" in GradPSYCH, the Magazine of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (March '06), highlights GRAD 980 . Click here.

  • "An International Approach to Improving Postgraduates' Teaching Skills," by Debbie Smith and Natasha Coppins (Kingston University). Source: UK Higher Education Academy Newsletter (issue 32: September 2005, refer to page 3). Debbie and Natasha completed GRAD 980 in summer 2005. To access this article, click here.

  • "Online Course Primes Students for Real-time Teaching," by Brenda Murray. Source: Monitor on Psychology (October, 2002, 33, no. 9). To access the article, click here.

  • "University of New Hampshire to Offer Totally Online Course on Preparing to Teach a Psychology Course," APA Education Directorate Website: click here.

  • "Annual Summer Institute On College Teaching," UNH Center for Teaching Excellence Website: click here.

  • "UNH Online Graduate Certificate in College Teaching," UNH Center for Teaching Excellence Website: click here.

  • The fall 2005/Winter 2006 issue of The Educator (newsletter of the American Psychological Association's Education Directorate) contains a brief notice about GRAD 980 and UNH's Certificate in College Teaching. Click here and refer to page 15.

  • UNH Team Presents at 2007 National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference . Click here.