I earned a Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before beginning a tenure-track at Tennessee State University. I joined the faculty at Indiana University in 2020.
My research interests lie at the intersection of intergroup dynamics and relationship science. I examine how race influences different aspects of relationships development such as attraction, commitment, and personal narratives. My primary focus is with interracial romantic relationships and multiracial families. I have a developing interest in using a critical racial lens in the understanding of sexuality and sexual expression.