I am a social psychologist, and my primary interests are in the scholarship of teaching and learning, cultural psychology, and the relationship between power and perspective taking.
I have articles published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Sex Roles, Swiss Journal of Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, and Teaching Philosophy.
I received my PhD in Social Psychology from the University in Connecticut in 2002. I taught at Missouri Southern for nine years and was a tenured associate professor there. I spent two years at OTC, where I was a lead instructor for Introduction to Psychology.
I am a competitive eater and have won several spicy food eating competitions.
Teaching is my passion, and I would like to continue to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the APA).
My life outside the university revolves around my family. My husband and I have two daughters. One is a third grader, and the other will start kindergarten next year. Both are thrilled that I am now at MSU, as they’re enthralled by the statue of Boomer!