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Areas of Expertise

  • Birth to five population
  • Positive behavior intervention and supports
  • Social and emotional competency
  • Program development and evaluation
  • The Pyramid Model for Promoting the Social-Emotional Competence of Infants and Young Children  

Courses Taught

  • Evidence-Based Behavioral and Psychosocial Interventions in Schools
  • Program Evaluation and Applied Research
  • School/Family/Community Consultation and Collaboration
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Combined School and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Supervision and Management
  • Consultation and Evaluation of Human Services Programs

Teaching Philosophy

Confucius stated, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."  Students in my courses are provided with varied opportunities for hands-on learning.  I develop positive rapport with each student and use this relationship to ensure the student's success.  My passion is evident in my lectures; even a boring topic is engaging if presented in the right way.  I make contributions to the field and inspire students to do the same.  Students leave my courses with much more than a final grade.  Students are reflective learners who are ready to make a positive contribution to the field.