I attended North Central College for my undergrad where I received a B.A. in psychology and history. Following my first stay at NCC, I attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in the experimental neuroscience program of their psychology department. After finishing graduate school, I was excited to return to North Central in 2016 as a Lecturer in the Psychology Department.
The courses I typically teach include Intro to Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. I most enjoy teaching courses on the scientific process and critical thinking. My primary research interests are in the field of evolutionary psychology where I have conducted research on a range of topics, including human mating and consumer decision making. I am also involved in psychometrics research, specifically I have been using item-response theory to evaluate and develop various scales.
When I am not in halls of North Central College, I have several interests, such as playing hockey (although not as well as I used to), engaging in super cool activities like dungeons & dragons, and spending time with my wife, who likes me despite my poor hockey-playing and "super cool" interests.