Associate Professor & Chair, Psychology
B.A. in Psychology, Wheaton College (1993)
M.S. & Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Utah (1998 & 2001)
Predoctoral Internship (2000-2001) & Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001-2002) at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research Interests: Adolescent and adult development, relationships, teen parenting
My specialty areas are in clinical and developmental psychology, and I have worked at the University of Puget Sound since 2002. I am currently Chair of the psychology department and teach a variety of courses, including Introductory Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Applied Statistics, Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through the End of Life, Psychotherapy, and History of Psychology. My primary area of research is on romantic relationships, with a focus on communication patterns and other factors related to relationship satisfaction/stability, as well as psychological and physical health. Related to this research focus, I teach an upper division seminar entitled the Psychology of Romantic Relationships. In addition to teaching and research, I also maintain a part-time clinical practice which specializes in psychotherapy with both individuals and couples.