A conversation between Melissa Beers (The Ohio State University) and Elizabeth Yost Hammer (XULA) on classroom management.
Dr. Beers is the Program Director for Introduction to Psychology (1100) and Coordinator for Introduction to Social Psychology (2367.01/3325). These two General Education courses have a combined annual enrollment of over 3,000 students. She supervises as many as 40 graduate students teaching these courses each year. Her research interests primarily focus on effective teaching practices, how best to prepare graduate students for college teaching, and assessment of student learning.
Elizabeth Yost Hammer is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and a Kellogg Professor in Teaching in the Psychology Department. She received her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Tulane University. She regularly teaches Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, and Freshman Seminar. Her research interests focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and she has contributed chapters to several books intended to enhance teaching preparation including The Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology. She is a co-author of the textbook, Psychology Applied to Modern Life. Dr. Hammer is a past-president of Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology), and served as Chief Reader for Advanced Placement Psychology. Her work in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching includes organizing pedagogical workshops and faculty development initiatives. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and the Professional and Organizational Developers Network.
Links for this episode
- Dr. Melissa Beers at The Ohio State University
- Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey
- Can a learner-centered syllabus change students’ perceptions of student–professor rapport and master teacher behaviors?