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Julie Taylor-Massey

Julie Taylor-Massey, Ph.D.

Senior Teaching Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-5558
Fax: 970-491-7975
E-mail: julie.taylor@colostate.edu
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Teaching Interests

I am a life-span developmental psychologist with a special academic appointment that entails teaching undergraduate courses. Broadly, my training is in normative individual and family developmental functioning from birth to death. Now, as an educator, I facilitate students’ learning about typical processes of development as well as about the role of research in the field. To help students achieve academic success, I emphasize active learning and encourage students to take ownership of their learning experiences and apply grit in order to maximize growth during their educational journey. Online education is a keen interest of mine and especially so is pedagogical best practices for course design and delivery that help students effectively learn in a virtual classroom.

Although the entire life-span intrigues me, I am particularly partial to the adolescence and emerging adulthood periods. Specific interests include the implications of romantic relationships on well-being and the effects of technology on relationships, yet at present I have no active research program.

Education

B.A., 1993, Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
M.B.A., 1996, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
M.S., 2004, Human Development and Family Studies, Specialization in Family and Developmental Studies, Colorado State University
Ph.D., 2009, Interdisciplinary Studies with Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

Honors and Awards

2018 - Online Innovative Educator Award Nominee, Colorado State University
2016 - Online Innovative Educator Award Nominee, Colorado State University
2013 - Online Innovative Educator Award, Colorado State University
2007 - Favorite Faculty Member by CSU Resident Assistant Staff, Colorado State University
2006 - Outstanding Instructor by Greek Life, and Interfraternity & Panhellenic Councils, Colorado State University
2006 - Favorite Faculty Member by Resident Assistant Staff, Colorado State University

Professional Experience

2013-present: Assistant Professor, Special Appointment, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

2010-2013: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

2011-2011: Online Course Developer, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

2003-2008: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Full Course Responsibility, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

2005-2006: Online Course Developer, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

2001-2003: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

1999-2000: Account Executive, Digitas, Boston, MA

1998-1999: Account Executive, Wunderman Cato Johnson, New York, NY

1997-1998: Associate Account Executive/Account Executive, Bronner Slosberg Humphrey, Boston, MA

Selected Publications and Presentations

Taylor-Massey, J.(April, 2018).The class trailer: Using movie magic to provide a preview of your class and excite students,Presentation at the Teaching Take-out Symposium at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Denver, CO.

Taylor-Massey, J.(2016).The syllabus makeover: From disregarded document to engaging class brochure.In 2016 RMPA Conference Summary e-book as published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Taylor-Massey, J.(June, 2016).The syllabus makeover: From disregarded document to engaging class brochure.Presentation at The Teaching Professor Conference, Washington, DC.

Taylor-Massey, J.(April, 2016).The syllabus makeover: From disregarded document to engaging class brochure.Presentation at the Teaching Take-out Symposium at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Denver, CO.

Taylor-Massey, J.(January, 2016).The syllabus makeover.Presentation at CSU’s Professional Development Institute conference, Fort Collins, CO.

Taylor-Massey, J.(August, 2015). How to make your course syllabus more engaging [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.online.colostate.edu/blog/online-teaching/how-to-make-your-course-syllabus-more-engaging/

Taylor-Massey, J.(March, 2015). How to be a successful online student. Advice from a professor [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.online.colostate.edu/blog/online-education/how-to-be-a-successful-online-student-advice-from-a-professor/

Taylor-Massey, J.(January, 2015). Redefining teaching: The five roles of the online instructor [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.online.colostate.edu/blog/online-teaching/redefining-teaching-the-five-roles-of-the-online-instructor/

Taylor-Massey, J.(February, 2015).What it really takes to be a successful student.The Source Newsletter, CSU.

Taylor-Massey, J.(January, 2015). What it really takes to be a successful student [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.online.colostate.edu/blog/value-of-education/what-it-really-takes-to-be-a-successful-student/

Taylor-Massey, J.(May, 2014).Recognizing the contributions of online faculty.TCSU OnlinePlus Graduation Ceremony, Fort Collins, CO.

Taylor, J., Barrett, K. C., Youngblade, L. M., & Graber, J. A. (October, 2009). "Positive emotional experience and romantic relationship status during emerging adulthood," Poster Presentation, The 4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Atlanta, GA.

Taylor, J., Barrett, K. C., Youngblade, L. M., & Graber, J. A. (April, 2009). "Anger, sadness, and romantic relationships during emerging adulthood," Poster Presentation, The Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Denver, CO.

Le, T. N., Tov, W., & Taylor, J. (2007). Religiousness and depressive symptoms in five ethnic adolescent groups, The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 17, 209-232.

Taylor, J., & Barrett, K. C. (February, 2005). "A quantitative investigation into whether women's identities, gender attitudes, and marital division of labor vary based on their marital surname choice," Poster Presentation, The Annual Conference of The Association for Women in Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Thematic Research Areas

  • Emotion, Regulation, & Relational Processes