Ph.D., M.S. University of Florida
B.S. Davidson College
As a student at Davidson, I was a Missy and John Kuykendall scholar and a McGaw scholar. I received the Workman Psychology Award and graduated magna cum laude with honors in psychology. At the University of Florida, I received two Outstanding Research Awards and a Health Psychology Award for Research. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (2009-10), and my postdoctoral fellowship at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (2010-11). Subsequently, I served as a staff psychologist at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. I joined the Davidson faculty as a visiting assistant professor of psychology in fall 2012, and I transitioned to the Health and Human Values department in fall 2015.
My research area is health/medical psychology with a focus on rehabilitation populations. I also study college student resiliency, health, and wellbeing. Please see my website for more information about my current research projects. In addition to teaching and conducting research, I'm a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and serve as a part-time clinician in the community. I'm trained in psychological assessment including diagnostic interviews, neuropsychological assessments, and health behavior assessments. My intervention experiences include primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, health behavior interventions, mindfulness techniques, and positive psychology techniques.
I'm a member of the American Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Association, and Mecklenburg Psychological Association. Within the APA, I'm a member of the following divisions: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Health Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology.
Writing 101 In Stitches
HHV 220 Health Psychology
HHV 244/PSY 234 Child Psychopathology
HHV 340 The Obesity Epidemic
HHV/PSY 354 Medical Rehabilitation and Disability