Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: EN D040Teaching Interests:
Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Child Psychology, Personality Theory, Clinical Psychology, Introduction to Mental Health, Human Sexuality, Tests & Measurements.
My research program concerns the clinical assessment of psychosocial difficulties associated with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, impulsivity, and conduct problems among college students. Emphases include: academic performance, social dysfunction, substance abuse, rule-violations, self-concept, comorbid psychopathology, personality assessment, and impact on quality of life.
Students can register for Psy 197 (Research Internship) for up to three credits, each semester. This is an excellent way to gain research experience, especially in preparation for competitive graduate school admissions. Students serve as research assistants and help with scheduling participants and data collection, organizing and entering data electronically, scoring of psychological tests, data analysis, and presentation of results at research conferences. If interested in enrolling in Psych 197, visit me to discuss whether this may be an appropriate opportunity for you.
Independent Study/ Undergraduate Honors Thesis / Master's Thesis:
Students often progress into more advanced work that is more appropriate for supervised independent study. If you are in our graduate program, the Honors College, or are an advanced undergraduate with basic research skills in place, then consider visiting me to discuss the research possibilities that may fit well with my area.