I am a clinical psychologist who joined the Department of Psychology at Seton Hall University in 2008. Prior to that, I was an Associate Research Scientist at the NYU Child Study Center, investigating childhood anxiety disorders. I primarily teach clinically-oriented courses at Seton Hall (Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Testing, etc.) and Introductory Psychology, and I coordinate the department's internship program.
My research focuses on two areas: 1) how mental health (specifically anxiety and depression) impacts college adjustment, and 2) the relationship between academic and behavior problems in preschool children. I have written several articles investigating the outcomes of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders, as well as papers on the impact of academic and behavior disorders on preschool development.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, NYU Child Study Center, 2005
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004
- B.A., Brown University, 1992
"Abnormal Psychology." In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education. Oxford University Press, April 2015.
"Early math interest and the development of math skills." Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 104(3), 673-681, August 2012.
- "Asthma and Social Anxiety in Adolescents." The Journal of Pediatrics, 155(3), 398- 403, September 2009.
"Assessment of Relevant Parenting Factors in Families of Clinically Anxious Children: The Family Assessment Clinician-Rated Interview (FACI)." Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40(3), 331- 342, January 2009.
"CBT for anxiety and associated somatic complaints in pediatric medical settings: An open pilot study." Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15(2), 169- 177. January 2009.
"Preschool social-emotional problems and the development of depressive symptoms in school-age children." Early Education and Development, 20(1), 1- 24, January 2009.
"Social-Emotional Problems in Early Childhood and the Development of Depressive Symptoms in School-Age Children." Early Education and Development, 20(1), 1- 24, January 2009.
Expanding the research agenda on inventions for child and adolescent anxiety disorders." Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 115- 117, May 2008.
- College of Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year, 2013
- Provost's Faculty Scholarship Awards, 3 Journal Publications, Seton Hall University, 2009
- Co-Investigator, "Treating Child Anxiety in Pediatric Medical Settings," R34 Grant, National Institute of Mental Health, 2007
- "Putting Children First" Public Policy Fellow, Columbia University and the William T. Grant Foundation, 2000