As a social psychologist, I study how people influence each other, and specifically examine group processes and marginalized persons/groups. My research focuses on ostracism (particularly sources of ostracism and family ostracism), and prejudice (particularly when control of the stigma is unclear). But, I am also pursuing work on experiences and positive psychology interventions of women in prison.

PhD, Michigan State University, Social Psychology, 2006
MA, Michigan State University, Psychology, 2003
BA, Purdue University, Psychology, 2000