As an educational psychologist, I'm passionate about investigating ways to enhance the experiences of students and teachers in K-12 school settings. One way I work towards this goal is by studying factors that can shape teachers' job satisfaction and retention. This includes factors like school working conditions and support for teachers' own learning and growth. In a second line of research, I study outcomes associated with teacher-student relationships. I'm interested in how these connections can support teachers' job satisfaction, student motivation, and students' interest in pursuing teaching as a future career.
At UW-Eau Claire, I lead the Psychology in Education (PIE) Lab. It's a collaborative research lab, where students and I co-develop research questions and hypotheses, design surveys, create interventions, and collect and analyze data. We also work together to write proposals for conferences and manuscripts for publication. Please feel free to reach out if you're interested in learning more about the PIE Lab!
Applications of Psychology in Educational Settings
Ph.D., University of Arizona (Educational Psychology)
M.A., University of Arizona (Educational Psychology)
B.A., Pomona College (Psychology)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Psychological Association (APA)