Who teaches this course?

This class is a team-taught course that includes two instructors (Drs. Hard and Grisham), two teaching coordinators (Christina Yu and Vanessa Coppens) 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: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am, Reuben-Cooke 249

Dr. Emma Grisham


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

Office hours: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm, 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.

Email: sumin.yu@duke.edu

Refer to me as: Christina (she/her)

Office hours: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom

Christina is currently a 2nd year PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience working with Drs. Roberto Cabeza and Simon Davis studying memory, aging, and decision making. She may be particularly helpful for students wanting to know more about cognitive neuroscience and what it is like to pursue a PhD in Psychology so please don't hesitate to reach out to her with any questions!

Email: vanessa.coppens@duke.edu

Refer to me as: Vanessa (she/her)

Office hours: Tuesdays 9-10am via Zoom

Vanessa is a graduate student currently working on completing her M.A. in Psychology this Spring! She shares a broad interest in psychology and strives toward gaining better teaching experience in this field. Outside of work and school, she enjoys reading and spending time with her cat.

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.