I am an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Albion College. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College and a Masters and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology with a cognitive science concentration from Michigan State University.

Research Interest

Broadly my work aims to understand how factors such as time of day and incentives can influence cognitive processes. I have done research investigating how incentives influence the cognitive mechanisms involved in problem solving and how time of day influences creativity and problem solving.  In addition, I love to find ways of integrating undergraduate students into the research process.

Teaching Interest

My experiences at Michigan State and Albion College have prepared me to teach Introductory Psychology, Cognitive Psychology with a laboratory component, Sensation & Perception, as well as Research Methods and Design with a laboratory component. This semester I will also be teaching a class on the effect of drugs on the brain and our behavior.