• Assistant Professor of Psychology
Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

About Me

I earned my PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on cognition and instruction. Before coming to the University of Mary, I was a school counselor for nine years, working with high schoolers on their social, educational, and career needs and goals. The experience as a school counselor allows me to provide real-world examples that help my students better understand complex psychological concepts. In addition to teaching, student recruitment, and advising students, I am on the Retention Task Force subcommittee that focuses on student engagement, diversity, and transfer students.

Why I’m At Mary

I was drawn to work at the University of Mary because of the warm and welcoming community of faculty, staff, and students. It is an authentic community in which the people genuinely care about and support one another.


Abnormal and Clinical Psychology


BS (Psychology): Dickinson State University, 2008
MS (School Counseling): University of Mary, 2010
PhD (Psychology): Grand Canyon University, 2017