Teaching

Classroom Teaching Experience

Emmanuel

  • Lecturer for Psych 3111 - Cognition (2017, 2018, 2 sections)

Brown University

  • Lecturer for CLPS 0200 - Human Cognition (2017)
  • Lecturer for CLPS 1610 - Cognitive Development (2017)

Rhode Island School of Design

  • Lecturer for HPSS-S430 - Lifespan Development (2017)

Wheelock College

  • Lecturer for HDP 120-121 - Human Growth and Development Theory I, Fieldwork I (2014, 2 sections)
  • Lecturer for HDP 122-123 - Human Growth and Development Theory II, Fieldwork II (2015, 2 sections)
  • Lecturer for HDP 227 - Langauge Development (2014)
  • Lecturer for HDP 264 - Research Methods (2014, 2015)

Harvard University

  • Lab Instructor for Psych 1655r - Conceptual Development Research Laboratory (2013)
  • Lecturer for Psych 1302; Ling 130 - Psychology of Language (2006, 2007)
  • Lecturer for Psych 1306; Psych 980ii - Language and Thought (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Guest Lecturer for Psych 1606 - Language Acquisition (Snedeker, 2002, 2003, 2005)

Boston University

  • Lecturer for SED LS 565 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics (2012, 2013, 2014) 
  • Lecturer for SED LS 750 - Language and Cognitive Development Graduate Seminar (2007, 2009, 2012) 

Northeastern University

  • Lecturer for Psych 4658 – Psycholinguistics Seminar (2010)

Wellesley College

  • Co-Lecturer for Psych 345 – Cognitive Development Seminar (2010)

University of Pennsylvania, Computer Science and Engineering Department

  • Instructor for CSE 130 - Lab course accompanying CSE 120
  • TA for CSE 120 - Programming Languages and Techniques I (Buneman & Pierce, 1998)
  • TA for CSE 110 - Introduction to Programming (Tran, 1997)

University of Pennsylvania, Psychology Department

  • Head TA for Psych 1 - Introduction to Psychology (DeRubeis, Flanagan-Cato, & Kelly, 1997)
  • TA for Psych 131 - Animal Behavior (Seyfarth & Cheney, 1996)
  • TA for Psych 151 - Cognitive Psychology (Trueswell, 1994, 1999)
  • Psych 335 - Research Experience in Language (Gleitman, 1998; supervised group projects)
  • Designed and ran labs for Language Acquisition sessions of the Summer Workshops in Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience (1999, 2000, 2001)

Student Academic and Research Advising Experience

Harvard University

Academic
  • Freshman Academic Advisor (2007-2008)
  • Undergraduate Psychology Concentration Advisor (2005-2006)
Research
  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee.
    • “Language influences on Tseltal Speakers’ Spatial Reasoning Ability” (L. Abarbanell, 2007-2010).
  • Undergraduate Thesis Advisor.
    • “Nominal Structure in Tseltal” (Foushee, 2013, Linguistics Dept, Magna Cum Laude Plus)
    • “Spatial reasoning in English and Tseltal speaking children” (R. Montana, 2008, Magna Cum Laude)
    • “Object and substance construal by Tsotsil speaking Mayans” (F. Chen, 2007, Summa Cum Laude; Hoopes Prize and Department thesis award)
  • Independent Research (Psych 910r, Psych 2160, Psych 1655r) - Some topics included:
    • "Tally Systems as Numerical Representations" (A. Jones, 2019-2020)
    • "Spatial representations and transitive inference" (J. Near, 2019)
    • “Quantification of substances” (X. Chen, 2012; Zuona, 2013)
    • “Teaching units of quantification” (S. Hubert, 2010, C. Shen, 2012)
    • “Partitive measure acquisition” (I. Lee, 2011)
    • “Sortal representation” (S. Guerrero, 2012)
    • “Crosslinguistic investigation of functionality in naming solids and non-solids” (M. Prober, 2004; K. Tanaka, 2005)
    • “Acquisition of spatial frames of reference terms” (L. Abarbanell, 2003; A. McNaughton, 2008-2009)
    • “Count-mass syntax and entity representation” (Y. Dunham, 2002)
  • Field Experience Program (FEP) Sponsor
    • “Singular/Plural representation in Mandarin toddlers” (R. Williams, 2005)
    • “Representing the left and right of fronted objects in memory” (A. Lock, 2005; H. Gary, 2007)
    • “Functionality in naming” (K. James, 2005)
  • Laboratory for Developmental Studies Summer Internship Mentor. Topics included:
    • “Developments in understanding units of quantification” (Y.-L. Hsiao, 2008, Harvard; D. Friel, 2009, Swarthmore; Y.-J. Li, 2010, Mt. Holyoke; J. Y.-Y. Wang, 2011, Zhejiang U; C. Shen, Harvard, 2012)
    • “Acquisition of spatial frames of reference terms” (A. Price, 2005, Wellesley; L. Bogsted, 2006, MIT; R. Foushee, 2011).

Boston University

  • M.S. in Speech Language and Pathology thesis committee (M. Kon, 2015)

Wesleyan University

  • Reader for Undergraduate Thesis (A. Herrara, 2010)

Swarthmore College

  • External Examiner for Honors Program (2004). Administered 3 exams: Theory of Mind, Language and Thought, Thesis Oral (S. Crane).

University of Pennsylvania

  • Psych Honors Thesis
    • "Universal ontology and language-specific influence on word learning" (A. Kubota, 1999)
    • "Linguistic relativity effects on category learning: A case study with spatial prepositions" (R. Lowenstein, 1998)
  • General Honors Thesis (GH099)
    • "Contextual influence on spatial frames of reference" (K. Hoffman, 1998)
  • Independent Research