Designed for people interested in learning more about my professional endeavors, this site will tell you what you want to know about who I am and what I do.   

PROFESSIONAL: If you are reading this website it is likely that you want to know more about my work. 

Professionally, my background includes 11 years of faculty-leadership experience and 13-years of experience running social service programs. I hold the LCSW credential in three states (CO, TN, & TX), have experience developing new academic programs, and consistently demonstrate quality research productivity with a meaningful impact.

My educational credentials include the PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, the MSW from Delaware State University, the MEd from Wilmington College, and the B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware. 

Currently, I am an Associate Professor and the Director of the Master of Public Administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, School of Public Affairs. 

My research interests focus on gender, trauma, and violence.  Specifically, I’m working on projects that empirically increase understanding about trauma reactions, violent crimes, and interpersonal violence.  If you would like to know more about my research interests and accomplishments, please see the biological statement, curriculum vitae, and research pages in this site.  

PERSONAL: I am married to an amazing man named Matt and have two precious children.  We live in Monument, Colorado with our third "child," a wonderful yellow Lab named Tor.  If you would like to know more about my personal interests please see the personal photo page of this site.