Teaching Achievements and Activities
 
A Cumulative Record
 

Contents
 

Honors and Contributions
Grants, Training, and Service
Courses and Teaching Ratings
Research Mentoring and Supervision
Oral Presentations
Publications and Research
 
N.B.: Information in each category listed in order of importance and relevance to instructional accomplishments.
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Honors and Contributions
 
 

HONORS


CONTRIBUTIONS


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Grants, Training, and Service
 
 

GRANTS:

 
 
 

TRAINING:
 
 


 

SERVICE:
 

University:


College:

 

Department:

 

Profession:


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Courses and Student Evaluations
 
 

COURSES TAUGHT
 
 

Occidental College (1969-1970):

UNDERGRADUATE-

History of Western Civilization (section leader).
 
 

Harvard-Radcliffe College (1970-1972):

UNDERGRADUATE

Introductory Social Psychology (teaching fellow); Introductory Psychology and Social Relations (teaching fellow).
 
 

University of Arkansas (1974-1976):

UNDERGRADUATE

General Psychology (lecture); Social Psychology (lecture); Archival Data Analysis (laboratory).

GRADUATE

Social Psychology (seminar); Archival Data Analysis (seminar).
 
 

University of California at Davis (1976- ):

UNDERGRADUATE

Introductory Psychology (lecture); Introductory Social Psychology (lecture); Introductory Psychometrics (lecture); History of Psychology (lecture); Genius, Creativity, and Leadership (seminar and general education course); Archival Data Analysis (laboratory).

GRADUATE

Multivariate Analysis (lecture); Causal Modeling (lecture); History of Psychology (seminar); Genius, Creativity, and Leadership (seminar); Teaching of Psychology (professional).
 
 

TEACHING RATINGS

Ratings reported below are those obtained since the Psychology Department introduced a new evaluation form in the Fall of 1987. The new form asked students to rate the instructor’s overall performance on a 5-point scale. Courses that used qualitative ratings are not included (e.g. PSC 190). Winter quarter of 2014 the department switched from in-class to on-line evaluations, with some changes in the questions asked. The full impact of this switch has yet to be determined, but so far the impact has been a decline of nearly 2 standard deviations.
 
 

PSC 151: Social Psychology (until 2000 numbered 145):

4.8 1987 Fall N = 122 (First rating on 5-point scale) / 4.7 1988 Winter N = 132 / 4.7 1988 Fall N = 154 / 4.8 1990 Winter N = 88 / 4.7 1990 Fall N = 124 / 4.9 1992 Winter N = 94 (Reorganized course) / 4.7 1998 Spring N = 77 (First time taught since 1992) / 4.8 1999 Spring N = 108
 
 

PSC 175: Genius, Creativity, and Leadership:

4.9 1991 Winter N = 35 (Taught for first time) / 4.8 1991 Fall N = 36 / 4.9 1992 Spring N = 34 / 4.9 1993 Fall N = 32 / 4.8 1994 Fall N = 37 / 4.8 1997 Spring N = 22 / 4.8 1997 Fall N = 36 / 4.9 1998 Fall N = 29 / 4.9 1999 Fall N = 41 / 4.7 2000 Fall N = 57 / 4.8 2001 Fall N = 57 / 4.9 2002 Spring N = 39 / 4.8 Fall 2002 N = 34 / 4.8 Spring 2003 N = 29 / 4.9 Fall 2003 N = 56 / 4.8 Fall 2004 N = 41 / 4.9 Spring 2005 N = 54 / 4.5 Fall 2005 N = 55 (Lowest rating ever received for an undergraduate course) / 4.9 Fall 2006 N = 55 / 4.7 Fall 2007 N = 56 / 4.7 Fall 2008 N = 54 / 4.9 Winter 2011 N = 44 / 4.8 Spring 2012 N = 56 / 4.6 Fall 2012 N =43
 
 

PSC 185: History of Psychology (until 2000 numbered 120):

4.8 1989 Winter N = 19 (Taught for first time) / 4.9 1990 Spring N = 25 / 5.0 1991 Spring N = 26 (First perfect rating!) / 4.9 1991 Fall N = 32 / 4.8 1995 Winter N = 27 / 5.0 1996 Fall N = 27 (Second perfect score for this course!) / 5.0 1997 Winter N = 24 (Third perfect score for this course!) / 4.8 1998 Winter N = 39 / 4.9 1999 Winter N = 38 / 5.0 2000 Winter N = 42 (Fourth perfect score for this course!) / 4.9 2001 Winter N = 31 / 5.0 2001 Spring N = 23 (Fifth perfect score for this course!) / 4.7 2002 Winter N = 28 / 5.0 2003 Winter N = 33 (Sixth perfect score for this course!) / 4.9 2004 Winter N = 54 / 4.9 2005 Winter N = 33 / 5.0 2006 Winter N = 40 (Seventh perfect score for this course!) / 4.9 2006 Spring N = 41 / 4.8 2007 Spring N = 49 / 4.7 2008 Spring N = 48/ 4.9 2009 Spring N = 46 / 4.8 2010 Fall N = 42 / 4.7 2011 Spring N = 59 / 4.9 2011 Fall N = 61 / 4.8 2013 Fall N = 55 / 4.6 2014 Fall N = 58 (First with online questionnaire using different question)
 

PSC 207: Multivariate Analysis:

4.7 1990 Spring N = 15 (Reorganized course) / 4.9 1991 Spring N = 22 (Substantial improvement)
 
 

PSC 204b: Causal Modeling of Correlational Data (until 2000 numbered 207a):

4.7 1993 Winter N = 20 (Taught for first time) / 5.0 1994 Winter N = 7 (Non-psychology students only) / 4.8 1995 Winter N = 16 / 4.9 1997 Winter N = 22 / 5.0 1998 Winter N = 7 / 4.9 1999 Winter N = 13 / 4.8 2000 Winter N = 33 (Largest enrollment ever for this course) / 4.5 2001 Winter N = 12 (Introduced new notation; lowest grade ever received for graduate course) / 4.8 2002 Winter N = 28 (Return to baseline) / 4.9 2003 Winter N = 22 / 4.7 2004 Winter N = 29 / 4.6 2005 Winter N = 20 / 4.2 2007 Winter N = 28 (Worst score ever received for any course ever taught!) / 4.7 2008 Winter N = 31 / 4.7 2009 Winter N = 25
 
 

PSC 220: History of Psychology:

4.8 1995 Spring N = 4 (Taught for first time on moment's notice) / 5.0 2004 Spring N = 7 (Substantial improvement) / 4.6 2011 Winter N = 7 (Raw ratings 6 "excellent" and 1 "fair")
 
 

PSC 390A/B: The Teaching of Psychology:

5.0 2012 Winter N = 6 / 5.0 2012 Spring N = 7 / 5.0 2012 Winter N = 6 / 5.0 2013 Spring N = 4 / 4.8 2014 Winter N = 8 (First with online questionnaire using different question)
 


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Research Mentoring and Supervision
 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

Committee Chair (8):


Committee Member (17):


N.B.: In parentheses are given "last known" positions or affiliations, with no assurances that they are all up to date. Even in the age of Google and Facebook, persons can disappear, so please notify me of any changes.
 
 

EXTERNAL EXAMINER:


 

POST-DOCTORIAL:

Kyle E. Jennings (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010), 2010-2012.
 
 

HONORS STUDENTS:

Christina Clark, Jacqueline Curran, Rael Dornfest, Carol Facione, Emily Gromis, Susan Ko, Kheang Lim, Bayard D. Nielsen, Monica Parkins, Megan Reed, Michael Scherer, Michael Sintetos, Jacqueline Teague, and Rhonda Williams. 
 

DAVIS HONORS CHALLENGE STUDENTS:

Christopher Fagundes. 
 

MURALS STUDENTS:

Pamela Akins, Gonzalo Calderón, Carla Gregory, Linda Natarajan, and Cindy Santana. 
 

FOREIGN STUDENT THESES:

Oscar Westra van Holthe (University College Utrecht, Netherlands).
 

INDEPENDENT STUDY STUDENTS

Mentioned in acknowledgments of published work (192):

Bergen Achtel, Pamela Akins, Jill Allen, Elizabeth Amirkhan, Jeff Ancker, Ken Andersson, Makoto Arakaki, Gazelle Babaee, Marc Bartolome, John Bayliss, Stony Beck, Nataliya Belfor, Paige Black, Margie Blatchford, Nancy Bouffard, Jennifer Bovolick, Pendra Boyd, Melisse Bouziane, Naomi Braun, Rayna Broome, Margaret Buckman, Kimiko Burton, Leia Buwalda, Gonzalo Calderón, Chrisin Campbell, Lois Campbell, Tara Campo, Chahndra Carpenter, Mary "Molly" Cash, Steve Castellón, Alyssa Cauble, James Chan, Robin Chand, Maia Chang, Paula Chang, Wayne Chapman, Elaine Chinn, Maria Ramirez Clanton, David Clemons, Jennifer Cohen, Tracé Michelle Conway, Hillary Cox, Karen Cross, Lisa Curtis, Suzanne Dahnert, Heather Davids, Ron Day, Ann del Forge, Niki De Santo, Elizabeth Dean, Jennifer Denbo, Pamela Dickson, Carolyn Dodge, Joy Donny, Rael Dornfest, Kelley Elkins, Melissa Ewen, Vida Fereydouni, Michelle Ferreira, Jeff Finstad, Stephanie Fisher, Cory Fitzpatrick, Sean Follette, Calvin Fong, Alfonso Ford, Fernanda Formel, Othon Franco, Christina Frederick, Patrick Gargiulo, Nadia Gemmellaro, Gina Giachini, Kuldip Gill, Rick Gonzales, John M. Gotelli, Janelle Gray, Aaron Grey, Nichole Griffith, Jacob Grosz, Debbi Gutierrez, Donna Haaf, Alysia Hall, Kari Hansen, Kim Haralson, Erin Harrington, Nathan Hasbarger, Miguel Herrera, Danny Herz, Michele Hill, Howard Hines, Kevin Hogan, Christina Holsworth, Cynthia Hom, Alexander Hughes, Chris Hughes, Jennifer Idlor, Donald Inn, Ashaki Jackson, Elizabeth Judy, Paul Kahn, Dana Kamla, Kathryn Kaney, Karin Kawagoe, Cara Kennedy, Elizabeth King, Jacques Koujoumajian, Alicia Krause, Barbara Krieger, Beverly Kwong, Phong La, Lisa Lawrance, Hanh Lee, Herman Lee, May Chao Lee, Andrea Lim, Kristin Lipman, Susan Lovercheck, Ellen Lucas, John Lucas, Christopher Lucich, Deepa Makam, Anneliese Makely, Crystal Martin, Renae McCann, Christian McClellan, Heather McCormick, Brenna McKinley, Rob Messerli, Malu Mithaiwala, Rick Moen, Humaira Mojadaddi, Sook Morimoto, Apollo Mayagag, Craig Marquardt, Alan Morris, Scott J. Morris, Bettina Murphy, Monica Murray, Masaki Nakazono, Linda Natarajan, Sin Soon Francis Ngau, Ryan Nguyen, Jeff Nuelle, Pamela Nyon, José Ortega, Melanie Peacock, Tereza Pena-Hibberd, Manoj Perera, Kim Pham, Linda Plachy, Stephen Price, Lisa Rogers, Yvonne Romerwell, Steven Sacks, Tracy Saladh, Dan Samsky, Lillian Sanchez, Thomas Sanchez, Serafina Sands, Cindy Santana, Todd Sasano, Melissa Schneider, Daniel J. Seitz, Darren T. Seitz, Mundeep Sidhu, Julie Silva, Rachel Silverman, Wendy Etsuko Siu, Susan Slager, David Smiler, Juliette Smith, Chas Smithson, Heidi Soltis, William Sparr, Cindy Stein, Heather Stewart, Ted Sullivan, Marco Tam, Jeanice Tran, Brent Treichler, Ann Ulibarri, Brian Victor, Harjot Walid, Heather Weibel, Diane Wenzler, Becky Wong, Cynthia Whitacre, Henry Wong, Russell Wong, Jason Woodward, Timmie Yamada, Kai Yang, David Yoo, and Lindsey Yu.
 
 

Contributed to works-in-progress (134):

Michael Alexander, Kara Allmett, Pamela Andronis, Margarita Animo, John Arbanasin, Maria E. Ariagno, Mazen Awad, Lavdeep Bains, Charley Bak, Elizabeth Baker, Tonia Bellestri, Krisin Beratta, Elena Bills, Nicole Booker, Melissa Brie, Tracie L. Brooks, Kenyatte Brown, Rachael Callahan, Ethan Camp, Rubi Carrillo, Alyssa Cauble, Cindy Chang, Paula Chang, Elham Chishty, Simon Chu, Richard Chuakay, Kaitlin Clark, Kathryn Clowes, Annie P. Cox, Joshua Damoth, Alisha de Leon, Melandro T. de la Rosa, Alexis Deavenport, Cari Denham, Paul DeVries, Elissa Dresden, Sasha Dressler, Rayana Egea, Andrew Erickson, Carrie Esler, Sergio Enriquez, Emerson Estrada, Jason Farris, Desmond Foong, Hortencia Garcia, Kelli Garcia, Raylene Gaul, Amanda Ghali, Alganesh Ghebretensae, Gina Giachini, Jeff Harmon, Adriane Harrison, Aida Hasan, Brianna Heinrich, Troy Hess, Christina Holsworth, Yana Horton, Wilbur S. Hulin, Christopher Huynh, Steve Jacobson, Cinnamon Johnsrud, Samantha Jones, Jonathan Karsh, Yon-Ji E. Kim, Darya Kiper, Victoria Kung, Michael Kurland, Erik Lacy, Melissa Lau, Sandra Lee, Yiling Lee, Hyla Lieberman, Jordan Lindsey, Alice Fong Liu, Melissa Lockwood, Michael Lombardo, Rachel Loui, Jonna Marron, Stacy McCorquodale, David Menzer, Lancie Miklaus, Tara A. Miskovich, Arren Molina, Sook Morimoto, Janet Morones, Britt Morrissey, Courtney Nash, Michelle Nathan, Minh Nguyen, Ngthuhanh Nguyen, Victor Nguyen, Bayard Nielsen, Cansu Oranc, Ryan Ort, Agnes Pagadora, Maren Parsons, Naju Patel, William Pernik, James Pitner, Virkam Prashar, Jeanne Reilly, Michelle Ruble, Deanna Santos, Adrienne T. Scharnhorst, Roxanne Shakoori, Natalie Shapland, Lyndi Shaw, Nina Shaw, Casey Shimane, Megan Silady, Julie Silva, Jennifer Simon, April Smith, Steve Sprague, Terri Sprague, Joseph Sullivan, Cecile M. Town, Haviland Trammell, Jeanice Tran, Paisley Tucker, Keri Turner, Kenneth Underwood, Rachel Ungar, Lynn VanMale, Marlon W. Varin, Maria Isabel Villalobos, Michelle Walker, Christie Wallace, Carla Welker, Jennifer Whelan, Michael Wolff, Greg Wolkstein, Kari Yamagishi, and Cebastiin Allain Zephr.*
 
  *It is probable that some of these works-in-progress will never be finished. Either the pilots proved fruitless or the underlying hypotheses turned out less interesting that originally believed. Yet research failures still count as research findings.


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Oral Presentations
 
 

SPECIAL ADDRESSES

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GUEST LECTURES
 

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MISCELLANEOUS TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
 

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SYMPOSIA


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Publications and Research
 
 


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Last Revised: July 28, 2014
 

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