Bridgette Martin Hard, PhD

Associate Professor of the Practice in Psychology and Neuroscience

Dr. Bridgette Hard received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. Her first professional passion is teaching. For 8 years, she led Stanford’s Psychology One Program, where she oversaw Stanford’s introductory psychology course and directed a year-long teacher training program for PhD students and advanced undergraduates. She was awarded Stanford’s highest honor for contributions to undergraduate education: the Lloyd L. Dinkelspiel Award, and also received the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Dr. Hard’s  directs the BRITE lab (Behavioral Research Informing Teaching Excellence. Her research efforts involve drawing insights from psychology to inform new classroom practices and using data from the classroom to test whether those practices work. Dr. Hard is also a textbook author and co-organizes two conferences for psychology teachers, the Psychology One Conference and the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP).

Makeba Parramore WIlbourn, PhD

Associate Professor of the Practice in Psychology and Neuroscience

Dr. Makeba Wilbourn received her PhD in Psychology from Cornell University. Dr. Wilbourn’s popular courses have earned some of the strongest teaching evaluations at Duke, including Developmental Psychology and The Role of Race and Culture on Development.

Dr. Wilbourn directs the WILD (Wilbourn Infant Lab) where she explores the relationship between gesture, thought, and language. Dr. Wilbourn is the recipient of several awards for her research, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research.