I'm a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University (and have been since 1998). 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). Prior to coming to WCSU I taught at Lehman College (CUNY), Fordham University, Iona College, and Teachers College, Columbia University.


SurvivingGrad: An informal, intermittent, blog on living and thriving in academia - in graduate school and beyond.  It's based on my work on the About Graduate School site which I maintained from 2000 to 2016.