Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phone: (712) 722-6038
Originally from the Los Angeles, CA area, I completed my B.S. in psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I moved to South Dakota in 2006 to attend graduate school in Educational Psychology at the University of South Dakota, where I received my M.A. and Ph.D. I joined the Dordt Psychology Department in August 2013.
I am excited about research in the field of psychology and try to encourage an interest in it for all of my students. I research academic motivation, ability grouping, and math anxiety. I have presented at the American Education Research Association Conferences, the Association of Psychological Sciences Conferences, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.
I am married and we have a two year old son. As a family we enjoy being outdoors, whether that means playing at the park or working in the garden; when I have free time I enjoy reading.
I teach the following courses at Dordt:
Psyc 201 Introduction to Psychology
Psyc 204/Core 251 Lifespan Development
Psyc 210/Core 252 Social Psychology of Persons
Psyc 230 Research Methods
Psyc 362 Cognitive Psychology
Psyc 364 Learning: Theory and Application
Psyc 366 Senior Research Project