Academic CV (PDF)


  • PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Social Psychology, 2014, Doctoral Minor in Quantitative Psychology

  • MA, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Social Psychology, 2012

  • BS, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

  • AA., Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI


  • Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA: 2015-2020

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2014-2015  

  • Statistical Consultant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2012-2013  

  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2009-2014  


  • Advanced knowledge and experience in statistical methods including regression, GLM, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, reliability, factor analysis, dyadic analysis, machine learning (e.g., kmeans, decision trees), and data visualization   

  • Advanced knowledge and programming experience in multiple statistical software packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, LISREL)

  • Data visualization/business intelligence packages (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, OBIEE, ggplot)

  • Scale Development (Item generation/selection, factor analysis, validation, reliability)

  • Fluent in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, survey design software and tools (e.g., Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, Google Forms, MTurk)  

  • 10 years of experience writing, editing, and reviewing reports, scientific papers, and grants  

  • 10 years of experience teaching/developing classes/workshops (sizes 10-90) on statistical and computational methods and programming to faculty and students

  • 7 years of experience providing statistical and research consulting/advising  

  • Peer-reviewer for scientific manuscripts, grant proposals, and book proposals 

  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, written/verbal communication skills

  • Multimethod experimental and survey design, behavioral measurement

  • Public speaking in front of large audiences (e.g., 90-250)  

  • Quickly comprehending scientific literature and methodological techniques

  • Designing scientific figures, tables, and infographics  

  • Advanced knowledge of social/personality/clinical psychology (e.g., relationships, the self, aggression, emotion, mood disorders, risk-taking) and neuroscience

  • Management of collaborative scientific research projects, protocols, and research teams  

  • Authored and co-authored 36 scientific publications cited over 900 times (2013-present)