BS, Psychology, University of Maryland
MS, Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University)

Courses Taught

Basic Counseling Skills Lab
Counseling Theories
Psychopathology and the DSM
Living with Physical Illness
Counseling Internship
Abnormal Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Study Abroad

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

In teaching, both graduate and undergraduate students, I bear in mind that the students of today could be my colleagues tomorrow. This philosophy assures that I am teaching content that is current, useful, and empirically based. It also establishes a culture of mutual respect in the classroom that fosters life-long learning.

Awards and Honors

Psi Chi
Phi Beta Kappa

Additional Info

My research interests lie in the field of geriatric psychology. I am particularly interested in behavioral and milieu interventions to improve quality of life for patients with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. I have also done some writing about the failure of the medical community to recognize eating disorders in older adults.