Ph.D., M.A. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
B.A. Washington & Lee University
I joined the faculty in 2011 after receiving my B.A. from Washington & Lee University and completing my M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Rutgers University. My courses include General Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods in Social Psychology, and a seminar in the Psychology of Prejudice.
My research interests broadly address stereotyping and discrimination, generally falling into two lines of research: 1) social identities and self-evaluations, and 2) experiences and perceptions of discrimination and prejudice. For example, I have published work on multiracial identity and connectedness to ethnic minority communities, gender identity and motivation to conform to gender norms, as well as more applied work on perceptions of women who confront sexism and methods of reducing gender differences in performance in STEM fields.
I currently serve as Interim Chair for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Early Career Psychologist Council. I have received awards for both my teaching (Distinguished Contribution to Undergraduate Education - Rutgers University) and research (Annual Research Award - Association for Women in Psychology), as well as grants and fellowships to support my scholarship (Grant-in-Aid - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Graduate Fellowship - Jacob K. Javits Foundation, Department of Education). I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Association for Women in Psychology, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 232 Social Psychology
PSY 318 Research Methods in Social Psychology
Advanced Seminar: Psychology of Prejudice