Educational Background

  • B.S. in The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. in Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S.Ed. in School Psychology, Bucknell University
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Instructional and assessment approaches in the classroom and their effects on teacher and learner behaviors (for example: teaching strategies, learning strategies, motivation, performance)
  • Motivation to learn
  • Neuropsychology of learning
  • Self-regulation in the higher education classroom


  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundations of Assessment
  • Positive Behavioral Support
  • Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Autism Studies

Other Interests

  • University outcome assessment
  • Issues related to improving teaching and learning at the university
  • Mentoring undergraduates and graduates

Places I've Been

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