I am from San Diego, California, and although I miss the beach, I also love the seasons in Maryland (especially snow days!). I established and maintain a pigeon laboratory here at McDaniel College where I conduct research with undergraduate students. Our studies focus on the basic learning processes shared across species, and recent experiments in the pigeon lab have studied the role of information in causing pigeons to "gamble" away food.
I love creating new classes and keeping up-to-date on new research that helps inform our understanding of behavior. Recent courses have focused on the science of happiness, health psychology, and understanding the current challenges faced by the field of psychology.