Brief Biography: I joined UW-Stout as an Assistant Professor in 2017. I’ve worked as a social worker, writing fellow, researcher, and an educator in the field of psychology. I received my MSW from Grand Valley State University and my Ph.D. from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. In addition to my current position at Stout, I also serve as a Research Fellow with the non-profit think-tank, New Knowledge Ltd. My first line of research explores the access and use of computer-mediated environments by marginalized populations. For instance, I recently examined the underlying mechanisms surrounding the current Wikipedia Gender Gap to identify why women were (and are currently) not adequately represented on Wikipedia. My second line of research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, including STEM education and the evaluation of innovative technologies in the college classroom.
Teaching Interests: General/Introduction to Psychology, Human/Lifespan Development, Child Development, Research Methods, Experimental Psychology, Media and Development
Research Interests: Media Access and Use by Marginalized Populations (e.g., autism), Gender Identity on Social Network Sites, Wikipedia Gender Gap, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy