About Us

Bridgette Martin Hard co-founded the Psychology One Conference in 2012 (with James Gross from Stanford University) and has directed it every year since. Bridgette is currently a Professor of the Practice in Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, where she teaches Introductory Psychology, as well as courses in teaching, classroom research, and the psychology of "student success". She is also the director of BRITElab (Behavioral Research Informing Teaching Excellence). Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, Bridgette managed the Psychology One Program at Stanford. In 2012, her work with the Psychology One Program earned her Stanford's Lloyd L. Dinkelspiel Award for exceptional contributions to undergraduate education.

Bridgette received her BS in Psychology from Furman University where she studied with Charles Brewer (namesake of APA's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award) and then completed her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University in 2006. She was the recipient of a National Research Service Award to pursue postdoctoral research in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oregon.  

Dana Narter is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Psychology Department at the University of Arizona, where she has worked for over 15 years. She teaches a variety of courses including introductory psychology, research methods, human memory, developmental psychology, cognitive development and a class on the science of learning.  Dana is involved in Faculty Learning Communities on campus as a facilitator, and she enjoys using active and collaborative learning in her courses.  She has been a regular participant and presenter at the Psych One Conference and was glad to join the steering committee this year for such a wonderful conference.

Rachelle Tannenbaum is a Professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. She primarily teaches Introduction to Psychology, which is her favorite course by far; she also teaches and is course coordinator for Developmental Psychology. She has been actively involved in training and review processes related to online learning and course design, her department’s learning outcomes assessment efforts, and efforts to reshape the curriculum to emphasize access, diversity, equity, and inclusion. After 24 years, she's still in love with the fact that she gets paid to spend her time learning new things. Her fantastic experiences with Psych One have inspired her to start a similar conference (MAESTRO Psych) in the mid-Atlantic.

Benjamin White is a new resident of Minnesota and works as an adjunct at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Southwestern Minnesota State University, Concordia University, and Augsburg University teaching in just about every format imaginable (remote / face to face / asynchronous)

He places an emphasis in all his courses on assisting students in developing practical applications of material to their individual lives and has experience teaching a wide variety of psychology courses at two- and four-year, public and private institutions.

In addition, Benjamin has served as the Faculty Fellow for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Blinn College in Bryan, TX, developing and presenting workshops on a variety of topics concerning pedagogy, andragogy, teaching methods, and student success with a goal to provide faculty with different perspectives and methodologies to promote success for themselves and their students inside and outside of the classroom. In 2019 he was invited to give an TEDx talk on motorcycling and anxiety for the Blinn College TEDx event. 

He currently serves as an early career mentor for the Society for Teaching of Psychology (STP), a division of the APA, helping instructors who are new to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is a contributor to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at UTK and was a nominee for the 2022 Slippery Rock University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Josh Woods is an Associate Professor at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA. He is the lead instructor for the Introductory Psychology programming and has been teaching the course for approximately 10 years. He also teaches a wide range of other courses each year including: Cognitive Psychology, Sports Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Research Methods, Biopsychology, and Honors III: The Human Condition. In addition to a 15-18 credit teaching load each semester, Josh runs the PSYC Research Lab at Grand View where his undergraduate research assistants help him to collect and analyze data for studies they present each spring at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference and the Association for Psychological Science conference. His research lab focuses on false memory and other cognitive illusions. 

Josh Lovett is a third-year doctoral student in the Community & Applied Developmental Psychology program at UIC. Josh attended Duke University, where he studied psychology and education. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Josh was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea, where he spent three years teaching ESL to a wide range of students. He is broadly interested in the social and behavioral contexts of learning, especially in the social-emotional competencies of teachers and how this impacts a variety of factors in the classroom and school ecology. He is also interested in participatory action research and the ways this might be used to create more context-specific social-emotional learning programs. Josh is particularly interested in teaching and pedagogy and wants to explore teaching-oriented careers after completing his PhD. Here is the link to his personal website.