I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program. I supervise our first-year, second-year, and advanced practicum placements, as well at the Ed.S. Internship.
I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and clinically licensed psychologist, endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana. My prior experiences have included working as a building-level school psychologist in an urban district in Aurora, Colorado, serving as statewide trainer for PBIS Indiana, a project aimed at establishing a statewide network of culturally-responsive positive behavior interventions and supports (CR-PBIS), and working as a Behavior Specialist for a local school corporation coordinating the district’s self-contained program for students with emotional and behavioral challenges.
My current research focuses on trauma-informed multi-tiered systems of supports (TI-MTSS). I recently partnered with a local school corporation to obtain a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education, called the TIMS Grant, examining the impact of trauma-informed multi-tiered systems of supports on student academic, behavioral, and socioemotional outcomes. The grant also works to address the shortage of school-based mental health professionals by providing high-quality training to graduate students in school psychology in the area of trauma-informed practice.