Ph.D., M.A. The Ohio State University
B.A. University of Missouri-Columbia
I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology and have had a diverse career, including a mental health private practice, consulting with organizations on employee retention and development, coaching individuals through career transitions, and teaching at several colleges and universities.
I have spent the bulk of my career focused on helping people identify satisfying career paths through the assessment of skills, personality, values, and interests. I also have extensive experience in teaching job search strategies and self-marketing skills such as interviewing, networking, and resume writing.
I was the associate director for Career Services, now the Center for Career Development, from 2001-06, helping students define their passion and pursue their career goals. In 2006, I started my own consulting business focused on career counseling. I also taught general psychology at Davidson in 2007.
My other teaching experience includes teaching introductory psychology and courses on the psychology of women at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, as well as several colleges and universities in Richmond, Va.
In addition to my teaching and consulting, I am involved with several professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association, and am a former president of the North Carolina Career Development Association.
PSY 101 General Psychology