Nice to Meet You...
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