Elise A. Piazza

fall 2016

Instructor for a Neuroscience Junior Tutorial (an undergraduate course), Princeton University

Average Rating: 4.5/5

fall 2016

Invited Guest Lecturer for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (an undergraduate course), Princeton University

summer 2015

Instructor for Music and the Brain (an undergraduate course), UC Berkeley

spring 2015

Invited Guest Lecturer on auditory and multisensory perception for Sensation and Perception (an undergraduate course), Cal State University East Bay

spring 2015

Invited Guest Lecturer on multisensory integration for Visual Cognitive Neuroscience (a graduate course), UC Berkeley

summer 2014

Teagle Foundation Award for Excellence in Enhancing Student Learning, UC Berkeley
Essay prize for Teaching Effectiveness Award winners who connect their effective teaching strategies to research on how students learn
Read essay here

spring 2014

Teaching Effectiveness Award, UC Berkeley
For Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award winners who have made a significant contribution to teaching and learning in their departments through their identification of and response to a problem that they have faced in their own classes, laboratories, and sections.
(14 winners chosen from 133 total submissions)
Read essay here

fall 2013, spring 2014

Invited Guest Lecturer on research methods and statistics for BROCA (an undergraduate cognitive science course), UC Berkeley

spring 2013

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
For exceptional achievements as an instructor for Cog Sci 1
(9% of all UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructors chosen annually)

spring 2012

Graduate Student Instructor for Introduction to Cognitive Science (an undergraduate course), UC Berkeley

Led two, one-hour discussion sections per week, acted as guest lecturer, held office hours, led review sessions, graded papers, proctored exams (40 students)

Average Rating ("Overall Teaching Effectiveness"): 6.6/7

fall 2010

Graduate Student Instructor for Visual Perception and Sensitivity (a graduate optometry course), UC Berkeley

Gave weekly lectures during lab sections, led six hours of lab/discussion sessions per week, mentored junior GSI, held weekly office hours and review sessions, graded exams and lab reports, proctored exams (70 students)

Average Rating ("Teaching Effectiveness"): 6.5/7
Average Rating ("Interactions with Students"): 6.6/7

fall 2009

Graduate Student Instructor for Visual Perception and Sensitivity, UC Berkeley

Gave weekly lectures during lab sections, led six hours of lab/discussion sessions per week, held weekly office hours and review sessions, graded exams and lab reports, proctored exams (67 students)

Average Rating ("Teaching Effectiveness"): 5.8/7
Average Rating ("Interactions with Students"): 5.8/7

fall 2008

Teaching Assistant for Fundamentals of Music, Williams College

Tutored and taught undergraduate students for a music theory and philosophy course, held office hours, graded assignments