Position: Professor of Psychology, Department Chair
Location: HHH 116
Phone: (540) 535-3441
Employed Since: 2010
B.A., Psychology and German, Beloit College; M.A., Applied Social Psychology, Loyola University Chicago; Ph.D., Social Psychology, Loyola University Chicago.
Fields of Expertise:
Ageism: what it is, how it’s measured, and how we can reduce it.
Social media: how it affects behavior, personality, relationships, teaching, and vice versa for all the above.
Trying new things in the classroom, although usually not expertly.
Global Citizenship Project participant to Serbia (’12) and leader to Fiji (’15)
Global Experiential Learning trip leader to Fiji (’16) and Germany (’18)
“Biggest Faculty Athletic Supporter” 2014-15.
Visiting Scholar at Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies in Mainz, Germany, 2018
SU Board of Trustees Resolution of Appreciation for Contributions to Cross-Cultural Understanding, 2018
Partnering with the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, 2011-present
“Could I have been anyone other than me?” – Dave Matthews Band
Raising a family in Winchester with wife Cortney, daughter Colette, and son Sam. Enjoy playing soccer & poker; working out; listening to podcasts, Dave Matthews Band, and 90s hip-hop; cheering for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, FC St. Pauli, and Tottenham Hotspur.