An understanding of psychology can be applied to every aspect of professional and personal life. The Department of Applied Psychology offers courses that provide a deep understanding of the self, other people, and how to apply that knowledge to a broad range of professional fields.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved school. As I grew up, I developed a strong appreciation for the art and science of teaching and learning. I attended The College of William and Mary where I earned a B.S. in Psychology and teaching licensure in Elementary Education. I earned my M.Ed.
I grew up in Berkeley, California. I received my B.A. in 1996 in Psychology from California State University East Bay (Formerly, CSU Hayward) where I discovered a love of experimental research. I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1997 to attend graduate school at the University of Michigan. I received my M.A. in 1999 and my Ph.D.
I am a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at Bryant University. I am also a licensed, practicing clinical psychologist with expertise in the psychological management of chronic medical illnesses such as cancer and Lyme disease, as well as the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, especially OCD.
I have been on the faculty at Bryant University since 1990, arriving shortly after completing my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Child Development from Tufts University. I had previously earned an M.S. degree at Tufts, a B.S. degree in Child and the Community from Lesley College and an A.A.