My research interests include psychological and contextual influences on the schooling experiences of historically marginalized and underrepresented students, particularly rural, Black, and LGBTQ+ students. More specifically, I am interested in how family and school contexts, and processes within these contexts, shape student motivation, performance, and persistence across high school and college.

Past Affiliations

Lecturer, Communication, Professional, and Computer Skills, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington

Education, Human Development, Psychology, Mental Health Services
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation
educational psychology learning motivation minority education human development