Office: Administration Building: Room 420-B
Office hours: Monday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; by appointment also
Ph.D., M.A., University of New Hampshire; B.A., Boston College
My goal is to help students create meaningful knowledge through active learning and critical thinking.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
Student learning is the priority, whether it is through coursework, faculty-student research, internships, or co-curricular activities. Everything we do is about providing students the best possible education that will enable them to meet their personal and professional goals. That is why I became a teacher.
*Indicates student co-author
Poster Presentations (PDFs)
I am an experimental social psychologist and believe strongly in conducting applied research that can benefit others. My research focuses primarily on media and body image. I focus on understanding the immediate and long-term effects of media on social cognition, social perception, and the self-concept. More recently, I'm interested in looking at the specific role of mindfulness as a potential buffer against the negative effects of media. My ultimate goal is to develop an intervention aimed at increasing people's mindfulness and improving body image. Students work with me in every aspect of the research, gaining critical experience to prepare them for their educational and professional goals. All of this experience strengthens my teaching, which is my highest priority.