My primary research interests include several overlapping areas --- the links between health, cognition, and daily functioning in older adults; personal and training factors that influence trainees' interest and attitudes toward working with older adult clients; and the accuracy of self-reported information. In addition, I use my skills as a methodologist to collaborate with colleagues in the College of Education on a variety of topics (e.g., numeracy skill development; understanding predictors of academic and behavioral performance; mathematics problem-solving).
I served as co-program director of the counseling program from Fall 2014 to Summer 2019 and as the program director from Fall 2019 to Fall 2021. I am currently on sabbatical in the Spring 2022 semester; Dr. Susan Woodhouse is the interim program director and can be contacted regarding program questions. When I am not on sabbatical, I coordinate admissions to the on-campus master's and doctoral counseling programs; Dr. Nic Johnson is coordinating admissions to these programs during Spring 2022. Admissions questions about the master's program in international school counseling should be directed to Dr. Christopher Liang. Questions about or requests for doctoral licensure verification should be directed to the doctoral program training director, Dr. Susan Woodhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org