Teaching Assistant Professor
What I do
I currently teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology. I primarily lead courses in Research Methods and Statistics. I have also taught, however, courses in Abnormal and Social Psychology, along with a course examining Human Motivation and Emotion.
I am also a researcher - examining the impact of early life traumatic experiences on children and adolescent's academic achievement, behavior, and violence involvement, including dating violence. In addition to examining the impact of these early exposures, I am also interested in those factors that protect youth from potential harmful effects. These factors include positive parenting, peer influences, and mentoring and skill development.
- Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Houston, 2004
- MA, Psychology, The University of Houston, 2000
- BS, Psychology, The University of Houston, 1997
- An Ecological Model of Risk and Protection for Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Involvement Among Maltreated Youth: A Longitudinal Study
- Adverse Childhood Experiences in a Sample of High-Risk, Vulnerable Children
- Disentangling the Impact of Community and Family Violence Exposure on Trauma Symptoms in a Sample of Maltreated Youth
- Attention Problems Mediate the Physical Abuse and Aggression Association for Maltreated Youth