I'm an Associate Professor at Wesleyan College and a Social Psychologist by training.

My specific area of research interest centers primarily on the effect that race may have on an individual's face recognition ability. Additional interests include interracial attitudes and stereotype formation, juror interpretations of legal proceedings, and best teaching practices. Most recently I've started integrating my love of the history of psychology into my research through revisiting some of William James' ideas on consciousness. I do see myself as a generalist within the field, and as such I welcome student research ideas on a variety of topics.

My teaching interests include social psychology, quantitative research methods and behavioral statistics, psychology within the legal system, and the history of psychology. Outside of the classroom I serve as the Program Director for the Psychology major/minor and the Organizational Behavior minor, and Psychology Department Chair. I'm also the co-advisor for Wesleyan's chapter of Psi Chi, which is the honor society for both Psychology majors and minors.