Professional Information


Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Utah (2002)

  • Dissertation: "When victims don't cry: Understanding unfairness in the context of victims' compliance, subversion and opposition"
  • Adviser: Dr. Cecilia Wainryb

M.S. in Psychology, University of Utah (1997)

  • Thesis: "The role of cultural context in judgments of tolerance: Belief-type and cultural agreement"
  • Adviser: Dr. Cecilia Wainryb

B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Psychology, University of Wyoming (1994)

  • Honor's Thesis: "The effect of elderly stereotypes on jurors' decisions: A college and a community perspective."
  • Adviser: Dr. Narina Nunez

Professional Experience

Director of General Education (2019- )
Psychology Department Adviser (2012-present)
Sabbatical Leave (Spring 2018); Visiting Scholar in the Social Development Lab, University of Utah
Full Professor (2015-present)
Associate Professor (2009-present) 
Sabbatical Leave (2011-2012) 
Psychology Department Adviser (2009-2010) 
Interim Department Chair (July 1-December 31, 2008)
Assistant Professor (2003-2009)
Adjunct Professor, University of Utah (2002-2003)
Marriner S. Eccles Research Fellow, University of Utah (2000-2001)
Teaching Assistant/Instructor & Research Assistant, University of Utah (1994-2002)
Research Assistant, University of Wyoming (1991-1994)

Professional Organizations

Jean Piaget Society
Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Research on Adolescence
American Psychological Association
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology