Associate Professor, School of Education

I have been teaching in the Adolescence Department of the Ralph C. Wilson School of Education since 2005.  My focus is on early adolescence, specifically middle school.  In addition to teaching, I enjoy mentoring student teachers because it enables me to be in classrooms observing the important impact our teacher candidates have on learners.  I am also a parent of an adolescent son!  Traveling, reading, beach combing, and hiking are things I particularly enjoy. 

Originally from Florida, I spent part of my childhood and youth in both China and Germany.  I  have lived and taught in four states:  California, Florida, Kentucky and New York.