Academic History

  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996
  • MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992
  • BA, Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987

Courses Taught

  • Adolescence
  • Child Development
  • Fundamentals of Psychological Science
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar
  • Psychological Insights into Environmental Problems
  • Emotions: Understanding the Passions (topics course)

Publications

  • Adolescent Decision-Making: The Influence of Mood, Age and Gender on the Consideration of Information. Journal of Adolescent Research, 14, 289-318.
  • Socioemotional Development. In The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, (pp. 275-286), V. S. Ramachandram, Ed. (with R. A. Thompson).
  • Decision-Making in Adolescence: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions? In Motivation in Adolescents: Advances and Achievement in Motivation (pp. 1-31), P. R. Pintrich & M. L. Maehr, Eds. (with J. E. Jacobs)

Recent Conferences Attended

  • NITOP: National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology, 2014
  • Biennial Meeting Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, 2014

Service to the Cornell Community

  • Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB), 2011-14 and Chair of Institutional Review Board Advisory Committee, 2006-2011
  • Member, Dimensions Advisory Committee, 2013 to current
  • Member, Environmental Studies Committee, 2011 to current
  • Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 2003-2006

Service to the Profession

  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation grant proposals
  • Reviewer, several textbooks on adolescence and child development
  • Reviewer, paper and poster submissions to Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescent Development