I am an associate professor in the Counseling Psychology Program and Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. I have a master’s degree in program evaluation and a doctorate in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I have published widely in two educational areas: (1) learning disabilities (particularly in reading) and (2) English learners. Since joining the Counseling Psychology program in 2018, my research interests have pivoted but stem from my expertise and interest in disability and multiculturalism. My work today focuses on (1) psychological wellness in women and girls with autism and (2) racial and social justice in mental health practice. In addition to being a researcher, I am a licensed psychologist and have a small private practice where I treat clients for various psychological issues but primarily work with high-functioning females on the autism spectrum.
I am accepting applications for doctoral students for the 2024-2025 academic year interested in joining my research lab, Women and Girls with Autism (WGA).