Professor and Chair of PsychologyEmail: email@example.com Phone: 608-363-2283 Office: Room 236, Sanger Center for the Sciences
In the courses I teach in developmental psychology, such as those focused on life-span development, I often look for ways that students can apply what they are learning in the classroom to their own lives and to their surrounding community. Much of my teaching and advising centers on how students can learn to enhance their own development. In addition to teaching psychology, I also contribute to the interdisciplinary Health & Society and Critical Identity Studies programs.
My research interests focus on parent-child relationships, and my students and I have collaborated on multiple projects exploring aspects of how developmental science can help promote optimal human development. For example, the implementation of a community-based doula program to improve childbirth outcomes and to foster secure infant-mother attachment relationships has involved multiple students at various phases of the program. I love hearing from Beloit College alumni who’ve put into practice in their careers and their lives what we examined together while they were college students.
I have spent most of my life in the Midwest and while I’m fond of the Great Lakes, my recent family adventures have focused on exploring mountains and white water on the west coast. Nature hikes, bike rides, and yoga help keep my well-being in check. Now that my children are grown and gone, my Beloit blue and gold pets (Russian Blue cats and Golden Retriever) keep our home lively.