His research focuses in three broad areas: social justice and equity in education, motivation in education, and educational research methodology.

  • Social justice and equity in education
  • LGBTQ issues and queer studies in higher education
  • Race and racism in higher education
  • Motivation theory, especially expectancy-value theory and achievement goal theory
  • Quantitative methodologies
  • Meta-analytic confirmatory factor analysis (MA-CFA)
  • Research methods for social justice and equity

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, College of Education, Auburn University

Director, Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity

Affiliate Faculty, Women's Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University

Educational Leadership
PhD, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Educational Psychology, 2012
MS, Evangel University, Psychology, 2009
BA, Evangel University, Psychology, 2007
social justice education educational tests & measurements learning motivation higher education lgbt queer
American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association