Associate Professor, Department Chair (2014 - )
Office: SJU PEngel 126
Education: B.A., Carleton College, 1993; M.S., Iowa State University, 1996; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2001
Areas of Interest: Social Psychology
Areas of Research: Focuses on the relational self-construal (the degree to which individuals incorporate important relationships into the self-concept) and its effect on behavior, emotion, and cognition. Especially interested in how the organization of the self-concept impacts interactions with close others and strangers.
Courses Taught: Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology and Positive Psychology