I began teaching college and university courses as a graduate student and have continued ever since. I enjoy the active, interactive nature of teaching and the challenge of keeping up with emerging knowledge—and with students’ broad range of experiences and sometimes-unanticipated questions.
I have taught both as adjunct faculty and as full-time faculty at several institutions, and I have taught (and continue to teach) both undergraduate and graduate courses. In addition, I see much of my community work as an extension of my teaching, as an opportunity to bring new perspectives and current information to people in non-academic settings. Below is a summary of this element of my professional life and work.
Courses I’ve taught:
Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
Co-seminar: Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Graduate Seminar: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Clinical Practice
Theories of Individual Psychotherapy
Theories of Couples and Family Psychotherapy
Social and Cultural Diversity
Psychotherapy with LGBT Clients
Psychology of Adjustment
Psychology of Death and Dying
Co-seminar: Social Sciences Research
Power, Privilege, and Oppression in Contemporary US Society
Psychology of Sexual Orientation
Psychology of Women
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth (course for Boulder Valley School District personnel)
Institutions Where I’ve Taught
University of Colorado, Boulder
- Department of Psychology, Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology
- Department of Women and Gender Studies
- Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program
- Chancellor’s Leadership Residence Academic Program
Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Department of Psychology
Eastern Michigan University
- Department of Psychology
Antioch University New England,
- Department of Clinical Psychology
- Department of Applied Psychology
Doctoral dissertation committees
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- University of Denver School of Professional Psychology
- Antioch University New England
- Eastern Michigan University
A Sample of Themes in My Community “Teaching”
Diversity and inclusion. Workshops and consultations on issues related to diversity, with a focus on stigma and context. These consultations typically also draw on research on implicit attitudes and stereotype threat (see below).
Implicit attitudes and stereotype threat. Workshops of varying lengths presented to a variety of student, faculty, and staff groups at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and to clinical/counseling psychologists in other settings.
The trauma of oppression: Psychological effects of threats to the self. Daylong workshop presented for the Colorado Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
Staying strong as individuals and communities: Surviving anti-LGBTQ politics. A workshop presented to community groups and activists in a variety of places including Baltimore, MD; Minneapolis, MN; Dallas, TX; Oakland, CA; St. Louis, MO; Miami, FL; Portland, OR; Detroit, MI; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX, and elsewhere.
Allies: Who, why, and how? Workshop presented in a number of venues, including in Boulder, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Fort Collins, CO; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; and elsewhere.
Recruiting and Retaining Heterosexual Allies. Workshops for activists and communities: Presented to a variety of constituencies around the country, including in Seattle, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Northfield, MN; Fort Collins, CO; Denver, CO; Baltimore, MD; Orlando, FL; St, Louis, MO; and elsewhere.
You can see my complete vita here.