I'm a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University. My research interests include social cognition and risky activity in adolescence and young adulthood.

I chair the Teaching Committee for the Society for Research in Child Development, am associate editor of e-books for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and editor of the New in Science column for the Society for Research on Adolescence.


Courses I Teach

Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Adult Development & Aging
Moral Development
Advanced Developmental Psychology


My Background

earned my PhD in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University (Bronx, NY). I began teaching at WCSU in 1996. Prior to coming to WCSU I taught at Lehman College (CUNY), Fordham University, Iona College, and Teachers College, Columbia University.

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SurvivingGrad: An informal (and intermittent) blog on living and thriving in academia - largely in graduate school, but also afterward.  It's based on my the About Graduate School column/site that I wrote and maintained from 2000 to 2016.