Tag Archives: Autobiography

Award for Teaching Excellence

The Newhouse 2017 Graduating Seniors bestowed upon me the title of Teacher of the Year! Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Cuba, Japan, China

Check out my trips to Cuba, Japan, and China this summer. 2016 may have sucked but my travel this year was AWESOME. Photo Book via Shutterfly

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Is Color-Blindness Possible? Racial & Experiential Effects on the Neural Substrates for Motor Empathy (PSYC 555; Fall 2008)

I received some tragic news this morning. Bosco Tjan, one of my former USC Psychology Professors, was killed by a student in the Psychology building on campus yesterday afternoon. I am stunned, shocked, and missing my Trojan family. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-usc-professor-killed-bosco-tjan-20161203-story.html As … Continue reading

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My Bob Dylan Experience #TBT

In 2005, I was working at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As I was walking down the hall, late for work, this man was walking towards me. He was about 20 feet away. He was scruffy, wearing an oversized coat … Continue reading

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I hope your lack of understanding of cultural appropriation is a passing fad.

A buddy of mine shared this article with me. Lionel Shriver’s full speech: ‘I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad (The Guardian, Sept 13 2016) Here is a brief sampling of the article: I am hopeful that … Continue reading

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That Time a Trans Woman Saved My Life

Last week, I chatted with a former student. The last time I saw this student in the spring, she had long curls. This time, they were cut short. I said, “You cut your hair!” She and I talked about curly … Continue reading

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Cuba 2016

In May, I was honored to accompany a delegation from the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) to Hominis 2016, organized by the Cuban Psychological Society in Havana. The trip was an amazing! We wandered the streets of Old Havana, marveling at … Continue reading

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