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I'm an Associate Professor in the Social/Personality Psychology Program at  Michigan State University.  I study the role of students' peer networks in shaping behavior, personality, and well-being and the role of educators' networks in facilitating the adoption and use of new programs and practices. I teach classes on research methods in Psychology.  When I'm not working, I enjoy hanging out with my husband & two cats, listening to indiepop, traveling, and learning about wine.


What I did Before

2009 - 2015,  Assistant Professor, Psychology,   Michigan State University

2008 - 2009, NIMH F32 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago

2008, Ph.D. in Psychology (Minor: Statistics), University of Illinois at Chicago

2004 M.A. in Psychology,

University of Illinois at Chicago

2001 B.S. in Psychology, University of Arizona

2001 B.A. in Sociology, University of Arizona

What I Do Now

2015 - now, Associate Professor, Psychology,

Michigan State University

Associate Editor, Social Development

Editorial Board, American Journal of Community Psychology

Editorial Board, Journal of Community Psychology

What I do For Fun

Here's what I'm listening to:
Here are the wines I'm learning about:
And below you'll find photos of my cats and past travels: