I am a Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in August of 2005 from Northern Illinois University after completing my doctoral clinical internship at the Counseling and Student Development Center at Northern Illinois University. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and Illinois. My current research focuses on the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, and bullying, especially by focusing on community, family, and system-wide approaches. I also study risk, resiliency, and coping after trauma, specifically the relationship between avoidant coping styles and interpersonal trauma. My teaching interests include personality and adjustment, abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, trauma and crisis, interviewing and counseling, and theories of psychotherapy. I also supervise students therapy; provide consultation; and provide therapy and assessment. More information about my teaching, research, and clinical work can be found throughout this site.
Office: 108 Turnbull
Mailing Address: School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; 4951 College Drive; Erie, PA 16563.