Who teaches this course?

This class is a team-taught course that includes two instructors (Drs. Hard and Grisham), two teaching coordinators (Margaret Maples and Justine Shih) who keeps us all organized, and the Costanzo Teaching Fellows: a team of undergraduates who are specially trained to lead discussion sections for this course.


Have a question/concern? Learn more about which team member to contact for different questions/concerns.

Course Instructors

Dr. Bridgette Hard


Refer to me as: Dr. or Professor Hard (she/her)

Office hours: Mondays 2-3pm, Reuben-Cooke 249

Dr. Emma Grisham


Refer to me as: Dr. or Professor Grisham (she/her)

Office hours: Tuesdays 1:15-2:15pm, Reuben-Cooke 212

Teaching Coordinators

Our teaching coordinators manage a lot of the logistics of our class, including helping us record attendance, manage course absences, coordinate exams, and respond to all sorts of questions you may have. 

Margaret Maples

Email: margaret.maples@duke.edu

Refer to me as: Margaret (she/her)

Office hours: Fridays 12:30-2:30pm via Zoom.

Margaret is a recent addition to the Psychology and Neuroscience administrative team. Margaret is a full time staff member assisting with Psy 101 and other P&N courses. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with her family and listening to audiobooks. 

Email: justine.shih@duke.edu

Refer to me as: Justine (pronouns)

Office hours: TBD

Justine is a current second-year Ph.D. neuroscience student at Duke University. Broadly, she is interested in the intersection between neuroscience and music, including the biological and emotional underpinnings of how music and sound affect the brain. Her research interests focus on auditory processing and neural coding in the macaque auditory cortex. She entered through the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program (CNAP) and is in Dr. Jennifer Groh's lab. She is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Prior to Duke, Justine obtained dual Bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and Music from the University of Chicago, where she worked in Christian Hansel's lab researching the mechanisms of learning and memory. She also researched chronic pain in Chih-Cheng Chen's lab in the Institute of Biomedical Science in Taipei, Taiwan. 

The Costanzo Teaching Fellows

The Costanzo Teaching Fellows are a group of carefully selected juniors and seniors who lead discussion sections for our course. They receive substantial training in teaching as part of the teaching team for Introductory Psychology (PSY 101). Teaching Fellows are paid and are also required to enroll in a 1-credit Psychology Teaching Seminar (PSY 601S, that counts toward the Psychology major) during the Fall term.