For me, teaching is like intellectual performance art. I move between lecture, discussion, video and group activities. Every student is encouraged to participate. My overall teaching philosophy is simple: Be authentic. Always treat students with respect and dignity. Encourage students to speak in their own voices. Have fun.
TPSYCH 202 Human Sexuality - Surveys biological, psychological and social determinants of human sexuality and sexual behavior. Topics include cultural diversity, sexual development (physical and psychological), sexual health, reproduction (pregnancy, contraception, abortion), development of sex, gender orientation, adult sexual bonding, sexual abuse and assault.
TPSYCH 401 Family Violence - Comprehensive interdisciplinary investigation of the pervasive social problem of family violence. Explores the history, theoretical explanations, causes and consequences of family violence, including intimate partner violence, date and marital rape, elder abuse and child physical and sexual abuse.
TPSYCH 403 Psychology of Black Women - Applies a psychological and feminist framework to the examination of black women's lives and development. Emphasizes the coping techniques used by black women throughout history. Topics include mental health, violence, male-female relationships and cross-racial friendships.
TPSYCH 431 Sexual Deviance - Examines various psychological, sociological, and biological theories that purport to explain the causes, consequences, and cure for atypical sexual behaviors, including fetishism, exhibitionism, sexual addiction, pedophilia and erotophonophilia (lust murder).
TPSYCH 432 Sex Crimes and Sexual Violence - Examines sexual criminality, its nature, characteristics, dimensions and ramifications in American society and internationally. Topics include, sexual assault, sex offenders and survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution and child pornography.