Prejudice, discrimination, and stigma; social identity; stress and coping; international students
I regularly teach undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology, Scientific Inquiry, Social Psychology, History of Psychology, and the Honors Seminar in Psychology. As Director of the Psychology Honors Program, I work with senior psychology majors who are completing an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
My research interests are focused on theoretically driven investigations of social issues. In particular, I center on issues that are at the interface of a number of core psychological topics, including the psychology of the self, prejudice and discrimination, social identity and social groups, and stress and coping. Investigating these topics in the higher education context, including among international students and first-generation college students, is a core part of my current work.