Education

  • Ph.D., M.S. University of Florida
  • B.S. Davidson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Stress and Resiliency
  • Nutrition, Bodies and Health

Background

I am an Associate Professor in the department of Health and Human Values at Davidson College. I received my B.S. in psychology from Davidson in 2005 and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida in 2010. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (2009-10) and my clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (2010-11). Subsequently, I served as a staff psychologist at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. I was fortunate to return to Davidson as a faculty member in fall 2012.

My specialty area is clinical health/medical psychology with a focus on resiliency, stress and health. Please visit 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.

Teaching

  • Writing 101 In Stitches
  • HHV 220 Health Psychology
  • HHV 244/PSY 234 Child Psychopathology
  • HHV 340 Nutrition, Bodies & Health
  • HHV/PSY 354 Medical Rehabilitation and Disability