I am a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. I also work as an independent consultant for educational research projects and presentations related to teaching effectiveness.

I hold a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

My research focuses on the development of personal and group identity in children and the implications of identity for academic, political, and civic engagement.

I teach courses in child development, psychology of learning, social psychology, and effective college teaching.