Philosophy of teaching: The key to learning is to develop a clear understanding of how to apply your knowledge to real world situations. That is why my classes are interactive and fast-paced. I use hands on activities and encourage lively discussion based on real examples from my clinical background. As a student in my class you can expect a challenging, thought provoking and fun experience in which you will gain valuable insights into your own life and the world around you.
Special areas of expertise and research interests: My areas of expertise include behavior modification of delinquent adolescents with severe emotional disorders, infant development, learning and cognitive processing styles, and family systems and family reunification. My research interests include attachment theories and environmental influences on childhood learning abilities and behaviors.
Teaching background: I joined the NEC faculty in August of 2008 and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate level Psychology courses. Prior to coming to NEC, I worked as a clinician and held management positions at behavioral health and social services organizations and served as a consultant and college Psychology instructor at numerous universities throughout the Midwest.
- B.S., Psychology – Northern Michigan University
- Ph.D., Psychology, Child Development – The Union Institute