Lead Adviser, Assistant Chair, and Professor of Instruction, Department of Psychology
Faculty-in-Residence, Southwest Neighborhood
In addition to his position as a faculty fellow in Shepard Residential College, Ben (he/him/his) is excited to be serving as the Faculty-in-Residence in for the Southwest Neighborhood and lives in Willard Hall with his family. Ben has been involved with many aspects of residential life during his time at Northwestern, most recently serving for three years as Faculty Chair for Shepard Residential College; prior to that, he served for five years as a Faculty Fellow in the Ayers College of Commerce and Industry (CCI). Ben is a Professor of Instruction in the Psychology department, and has a background as a Clinical and Developmental Psychologist. The courses he teaches for Psychology range from Statistics and Research Methods, to Child Psychopathology, to a newly developed course exploring psychological themes and perspectives on the Holocaust. While the bulk of his work involves teaching, advising, and administration, he also has research interests that center around pedagogy (for example, what are the best ways to keep students engaged when they take a statistics course!). He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and he also worked as a psychotherapist with adults, children, and families for about a decade, though he is not currently a practitioner.
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