I am currently in my fifth year as an Assistant 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, as well as the developmental differences in child and adult memory for faces. Additional interests include interracial attitudes and stereotype formation, juror interpretations of legal proceedings, and best teaching practices. I do see myself as a generalist within the field, and as such I welcome student research ideas on a variety of topics.
My general teaching interests include social psychology, psychological research, psychology within the legal system, and the history of psychology. Outside of the classroom I serve as the Director of our new Human Services major and the primary Advisor to Wesleyan's chapter of Psi Chi, which is the honor society for both Psychology and Human services majors.