I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. My research interests center on gender and cultural influences on human behavior with particular attention to issues of suicidality and the under-representation of women, and some ethnic minority men, in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Findings from these studies suggest that gendered cultural scripts (norms, beliefs, and stereotypes) play a central role in both self-harm across the lifespan and retention of academic women in STEM. I teach courses in Abnormal Psychology, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics, and Psychology of Gender.

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