I am an assistant professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Programs at Indiana University. I earned my degree from the Counseling Psychology Program at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at IU, I was an assistant professor at Tennessee State University.
My research interests are in relationship science and intergroup dynamics. These interests converge in my studies exploring the experiences of interracial relationships and multiracial families. Central to these investigations is a unique understanding of individuals’ perceptions of the impact of race within their relationships and more broadly. The foci of these investigations vary and can include relationship functioning, personal narratives as well as sex and sexuality. My primary methods of inquiry are quantitative, but I also collect qualitative data.
I am accepting students into the Ph.D. program. Strong applicants will have experience or genuine interests in conducting research in my areas of interest. I especially encourage applicants who demonstrate a critical understanding of systems of oppression and marginalization including and not limited to those regarding race, gender, sexual expression and orientation, nationality, ability and other protected classes.