I received my Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg in 2008 and the venia legendi (habilitation) from the University of Basel in 2014. With support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, I have researched at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of Connecticut for three years. In August 2015, I joined Utah State University as an assistant professor where I am affiliated with the Quantitative Psychological and Sociobehavioral Epidemiology emphasis area. I am serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Family Psychology and I am on the editorial board for Personal Relationships.
My primary research is focused on methods for the analysis of data from small groups, such as couples, families, or working teams, the assessment of mediation and moderation mechanisms, and the analysis of longitudinal processes. Other areas of my interests are programming using R and interpersonal relationships.
I teach Research Design and Analysis I and II (EDUC/PSY 6600 and EDUC/PSY 7610).
I am currently seeking graduate students to begin in Fall 2017 or 2018. More information can be found here.