I am originally from New England, where I completed my undergraduate training at Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA., where I completed his studies of psychology and philosophy in 2003. More recently, I has be awarded his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2011. I have distinguished myself through years of clinical work in a variety of settings, including substance abuse hospitals, non-public special education schools, the LLU Children’s Hospital, neuropsychological assessment clinics, and others. My research interests include high-risk behaviors, adolescent populations, adverse childhood experiences, addictive behaviors, learning disabilities, educational technologies and leadership.
I has several accomplishments from the 2015-16 year. First, as recently appointed Faculty Liaison for Digital Education, I have taken on the challenge of building a faculty development curriculum for distance educators. Second, I was honored to receive the LLU Faculty Development Showcase Lily Award Scholarship, with an invitation to present my innovative efforts in education at the February 2016 Lily Conference on Higher Education in Long Beach, CA. A final achievement, and perhaps most meaningful, was my selection by students to win the William Dysinger Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016.