Dr. Jack Aiello has taught a broad range of courses. However, his teaching endeavors extend beyond the classroom. With the support of former Douglass Dean Jewel Cobb, Jack has initiated and obtained external funding for an innovative internship program (i.e., the Science/Management Certificate Program) for female science majors (including Psychology). During its first five years and then again from 1988 until 1992, Jack directed this pioneer program (the first of its kind in the nation) and supervised the internship placements of the students. The more than 100 students who were members of this program uniformly reported feeling that it was "one of the most beneficial facets of their college careers."
Jack takes his teaching responsibility very seriously and regularly involve a dozen or so undergraduate honors and research students in his program of research. Together with his graduate students, Jack meets regularly with this research team to provide supervision and perspective on current studies and to discuss the research process and obtained results. This research team approach has allowed Jack to act as mentor for a large number of psychology undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to graduate school and have become psychologists themselves. With his graduate students, Jack has been able to additionally involve them in the research planning, presenting, and publishing process.