Since the beginning of the year, the three of us (Ciara, Karly, and myself) have been holding down the fort at The Novice Professor. We think we’ve been fairly successful at it. We’ve been sticking to our schedule, coming up with new ideas to blog about, and we’re generating some interest. All good things!
But what if we can do more? We’ve been trying to mix things up with guest contributors like our wonderful post last week from Eric Landrum! This allows our readers to hear from wider range of perspectives and learn about new topics, both of which we highly value.
In order to more consistently give a broader perspective in our posts, we decided to add on a new regular contributor. Recently he’s written two guest posts for us (check them out here and here), and we saw that he embodied the ideals embraced by the Novice Professor. Without further adieu, I’m very excited to announce our newest contributor and my friend, Dr. Brian Day.
Hello! My name is Brian Day, and I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Butler University. In terms of research, most of my work focuses on studying perception-action processes which help us interact with our environment. Recently I have begun to study virtual environments as well.
I completed my undergrad at Denison University, received my Master’s degree from Illinois State, and my Ph.D. from Clemson University in Human Factors Psychology. I began my teaching career while at Illinois State when I completed an Internship in College Teaching course, and followed that up at Clemson where I was the instructor of record for five semesters. Having these teaching opportunities during my graduate career cemented the fact that I thoroughly enjoy being in the classroom and working with driven students. I just completed my first year as an Assistant Professor at Butler and loved every minute of it! In all I have taught Introductory Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods, Sensation and Perception, Human Factors, and History and Systems of Psychology. Due to the fact that I have a passion for teaching (and a career where teaching is rather important) I find it necessary to engage in self-reflection and self-improvement regarding my teaching. I believe that being aware and always looking to refine one’s craft is the best way to remain an impactful educator, and being a part of The Novice Professors offers me the opportunity to do both of those things.
Stay tuned later this week for a post from our newest contributor!
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