- B.S., Ursinus College
- M.A., The Catholic University of America
- Ph.D. (Experimental, Physiological Psychology), The Catholic University of America
My research interests derive from intersecting areas of evolutionary and forensic psychology. The focus of my research is on violence prevention. Methods of improving self-defense self-efficacy for women are of special interest. Current research projects involve gender differences in threat perception, physical self-efficacy, assertiveness and vulnerability to assault. Several preliminary studies in the development of an attitudes toward self-defense scale and an attitudes towards weapons scale are ongoing.
PY412: Evolutionary Psychology
PY418: Special Topics in Psychology--Forensic Psychology
PY819: History and Philosophical Bases of Psychology