About Me

Professional Life

I am currently an assistant professor at Bradley University. I graduated with a PhD in social psychology from the University of Minnesota where I studied with Jeffry Simpson, Ellen Berscheid, and Chad Marsolek. Subsequently I completed a post-doc with Jim Coan at the University of Virginia.

I am keenly interested in the neurobiology and psychology of interpersonal relationships and emotion. I am pursuing these interests with three primary lines of research and theory focusing on the social regulation of emotion, social bonding and affiliation, and empathy.


Personal Life

When outside the office I like to enjoy my downtime with my family. My favorite activities include playing guitar, mastering different culinary techniques, and running in 5k’s (slowly).