Stephanie B. Richman, Ph.D.
“We can think of ourselves not as teachers but as gardeners. A gardener does not 'grow' flowers; he tries to give them what he thinks they need and they grow by themselves.”
In the classroom, I provide students with an enthusiastic, thorough approach to psychology. I integrate activities, discussion, and real life examples along with lecturing on course material. I am committed to teaching and learning new techniques and seek out opportunities to improve as a teacher, such as attending and presenting at teaching conferences and participating in local Toastmasters clubs. Ultimately, I believe that my job as a teacher is to cultivate in students the tools necessary for them to grow and succeed in the field and as individuals. While it is ultimately students who are doing the learning, it is my job as the teacher to be compassionate and responsive so I can best help my students to thrive.
Undergraduate Courses Taught at Baldwin Wallace University:
FYE 100 How to Spot a Liar
PSY 101 Principles of Psychological Science
PSY 151 Skills in Psychology
PSY 280 Research Methods
PSY 281X Thesis in Psychology
PSY 339 Social Psychology
PSY 340 Social Cognition