I am an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Director of the Social Perception and Cognition lab (www.spaclab.com). I earned my Ph.D. in Social/Affective/Cognitive Psychology from the University of Denver and my B.A. in Psychology from Connecticut College with a certificate in Public Policy and Community Action.
In my research, I examine how subtle patterns we encounter every day can reinforce and even challenge social inequities. I aim to address power differentials among social groups in ways that contribute to scientific knowledge and have clear, broad social benefits.
I also conduct workshops with local community organizations about overcoming stereotypes that influence student performance. If you are interested in learning more, please see my Outreach page.