I am an Assistant Professor of Learning Analytics in the Department of Teaching & Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently serve as the Co-Director of the Learning & Technology Doctoral Program.

As an educational psychologist specializing in ecological models of learning and behavior, my research examines the intersection of developmental and social psychology in educational settings. I am particularly interested in exploring how human-computer interaction influences socioemotional learning, and how these factors can be applied to psychoeducational assessment and intervention development. Currently my work intertwines these interests within the context of exploring how violence and aggression emerge within schools.

I am a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA) and Western Psychological Association (WPA). I sit on the editorial boards of Intervention in School and Clinic and International Journal of Games and Computer-Mediated Simulations, and review for such journals as Computers in Human Behavior and Interacting with Computers. If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the L & T program, my research, or have questions about anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Did I mention I love the Dodgers and am an avid photographer? This picture was taken at 5 Pointz in NYC.