Research/Creative Interests

I am a developmental psychologist interested in early childhood learning and social and cultural contexts of development, with topics including inquiry, math and science, outdoor and nature play, and guided learning in informal contexts, among others. I also study learning and development in higher education, with special interests in mentoring and global engagement.

Research/Creative Needs

The research methods vary with each project, and can include observational research, surveys, and interviews. We will work together to read background literature; design, conduct, and analyze the research; and present and publish where appropriate.

Mentoring Style

  • One-on-one or in small groups, depending on the project
  • I typically work with multiple students; some of them are working on the same project

Currently looking for a student to apply and work in these programs

  • Any program/opportunity

I can mentor a student enrolled in 4998/4999 hours during these semesters

  • Any semester
  • Email me to ask
  • Students usually work with me for a minimum of one year and most often for 1.5 to 2 years.

Student Qualifications

  • I am interested in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Psychology and early childhood majors are likely to be the most interested and prepared to engage in this research.

Little Bit More Information

I would encourage interested students to read recently published research that my students and I have conducted. What topic(s) are most interesting to you and why? Then we can talk about your interests and how they may overlap with mine or another faculty mentor’s areas of expertise. Faculty welcome these conversations!

Interested? Please email me to request more information.