(Honours), Psychology, University of Tulsa.
MA, Human Services Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County.
PhD, Human Services Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychology, Stanford University Medical Center.
Invited Senior Research Scientist, Psychology and Sciences of Education, University of Geneva.
The focus of my research is connecting education and communities. With my community partners and academic colleagues, I have examined how communities support the relation between an individual and places of learning such as schools, adult education programs, alternative learning communities and early childhood development programs. Conducting research in the U.S., Canada, Kenya, Madagascar, Lao and Switzerland, I have published on psychological sense of community, early childhood development, mentoring, service-learning and U.S. bilingual education. In writing, conducting research, teaching, mentoring and consulting, I facilitate, negotiate and synthesize understandings among multiple stakeholders often those with diverse backgrounds and views.
My research team is comprised of PhD, MA and undergraduate honours students conducting research in my research program. In addition to providing research opportunities, I co-publish with my students (and former students).
Currently my research assistantship opportunities are filled. I will be accepting new students for studies beginning in September 2016.
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