Associate Professor, School of Education

I teach in the Department of Inclusive Education at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education.  My areas of interest are early adolescence, specifically middle school, and effective classroom strategies that integrate research from neuroscience, psychology, and education.  In addition to teaching, I enjoy being in the classroom with student teachers as they complete the final phase of their degree.  During the summer, I plan and direct an institute for experienced and aspiring Advanced Placement teachers.  

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. Outside the classroom, I particularly enjoy traveling, reading, hiking, and exploring new places with my family.