Welcome! I’m an assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. I currently teach Research Methods to psychology majors, and I teach Statistics to a wider audience of students. My research is on human and nonhuman decision making. In the area of human decision making, I’m interested in college students’ behavior surrounding alcohol consumption. In nonhuman decision making, I’m studying dogs’ abilities to exert self control.
Before coming to Wisconsin, I lived in Oregon where I was a visiting assistant professor at Willamette University in Salem, OR and an adjunct instructor for one course at Portland State University in Portland, OR. Prior to these positions, I was a postdoctoral trainee at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where I studied humans’ self-control and risk taking under the influence of alcohol. I earned my PhD in psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis at the University of Florida in Gainesville.