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350 Spelman Lane
, Box 271
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Office Location: Giles Hall 324
2008 Spelman College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Senior Faculty
Chair, Department of Psychology, Spelman College
Chair, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Teaching Committee, 2010-2013
Co-Organizer, SRCD Developmental Science Teaching Institute, 2011, 2013
Reviewer, NSF Fellowship Panel, 2011- current
Co-Chair, Spelman College Institutional Review Board, 2009- present
Editor, Developments, the newsletter of SRCD, 2005 - 2011
Member, APA National Committee on Undergraduate Education in Psychology 2008-2010
Convener, Spelman College Quantitative Reasoning Workgroup, 2008 - 2010
Team Leader, Spelman-Smith Teagle Collaborative Quantitative Reasoning Group 2008 - 2011
Action Editor and Advisory Board Member, Online Psychology Laboratory (APA-sponsored), 2005-2010
PSY 217 Statistics I
PSY 308 Honors Seminar in Psychology
PSY 310 Psychology of Learning
PSY 318 Psychometric Instruments
PSY 414 Independent Study
PSY 417 Statistics II
PSY 450 Senior Seminar
Motor and cognitive development in early childhood
Scholarship of teaching and learning
Neely, D.J. & Brakke, K. (in press) Making the transition to college within the context of emerging adulthood. Invited chapter for K.Y. Holmes & E.A.W. Duncan (Eds.), Diverse Perspectives for College Teaching, E-book for the American Psychological Association Division 2, Teaching of Psychology.
Brakke, K. & Thompson*, P. (2012) Supervising undergraduates in community-based learning experiences: An ethical approach. In R. E. Landrum and M. A. McCarthy (Eds.), Teaching Ethically: Challenges and Opportunities Washington, DC: APA Books.
Brakke, K. & Beins, B. (2011) A blueprint for the future: From Puget Sound to your campus. In S. Baker, J. Holmes, & J. R. Stowall (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching, Vol. X, pp. 15 - 19. Society for Teaching of Psychology (E-book): http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/eit2010/index.php.
Landrum, R. E., Beins, B. C., Bhalla, M., Brakke, K., Briihl, D. S., Curl-Langager, R. M., Pusateri, T. P., & Van Kirk, J. J. (2009). Desired outcomes of an undergraduate education in psychology from departmental, student, and societal perspectives. In Halpern, D. F. (Ed.). Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline, pp. 145-160. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Brakke, K., Wilson, J. H., & Bradley, D. V. (2007) Beyond basics: Enhancing undergraduate statistics education. In D. Dunn, R. Smith, & B. Beins (Eds.), Best Practices in Teaching Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, pp. 109-122. Mahweh, NJ: Erlbaum