Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of University Core, Metropolitan Campus
School of Psychology and Counseling

Contact Information


  • General Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Learning, Cognition, and Emotion
  • Biological Basis of Behavior


I examine how life experiences influence the ways children, adults, and families perceive and interact with each other and their environment, especially in response to trauma. I examine the following:

1) Higher-order cognition and ‘ego-depletion’ (specifically executive functions)
2) Mental health stigma for veterans and the public
3) Cognitive complaints, trauma, and life outcomes.


  • BA, Valparaiso University
  • MA, University of Kentucky
  • PhD, University of Kentucky

Academic Profile

I have represented FDU at the United Nations since 2013 and have served as the co-chair of the NGO Committee on the Family-New York since 2017. I often take groups of students to the United Nations for International Days and Commissions.

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