- Ph.D., University of Iowa
- B.A., Valparaiso University
I have been teaching at Ripon College since January 2008. My area of specialization is developmental psychology and within that area I teach classes on PSC 234: Infant Development, PSC 235: Child Development, and PSC 242: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. I also regularly teach PSC 339: Cognitive Processes and PSC 212: Research Design and Statistics II. My other course offerings during my time at Ripon include other courses in the PSC department and courses in our Catalyst curriculum (e.g., CTL 120 and 300).
I am also the Director of the Infant Cognition Lab. Over the years, I have been able to work with about 20 different Ripon College students on research projects in my lab. Early in my career at Ripon, my research focused on infant categorization and memory. More recently, I have begun working with younger and older children (e.g., 2.5-10 years of age) to study aspects of attention with collaborators at other universities.