Hello all and welcome, I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Learning Analytics within the Department of Teaching & Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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 technology can be used to shape socioemotional learning and its application in psychoeducational assessment and intervention practices.
I currently have three projects in progress: The first project examines the effectiveness of a technology-based social skills trainer as a Tier 1 intervention; the second project explores how avatar design influences social interaction and the conveyance of emotion; and the third project seeks to understand the underlying factors that influence aggression and violence in schools.
I am a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). 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 these associations, the journals, or my projects, please don’t hesitate to contact me.