Associate Professor - Director of the School Psychology Program
Mindfulness-based interventions, measuring mindfulness and psychological flexibility, brief rating scales of behavioral / social–emotional / mental health / wellbeing variables for use in schools
My research aims to advance the science driving school mental health services. Current lines of inquiry include: (1) developing and validating brief behavior rating scales for measuring mental health and wellbeing, (2) developing and testing mindfulness-based interventions in schools and related settings, and (3) meta-analyzing the effects of mindfulness-based intervention approaches that may prove useful for students, teachers, and caregivers.
I hold a doctoral degree in Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I am the current Editor-in-Chief of Assessment for Effective Intervention and am a past recipient (2017) of the Lightner Witmer Award from APA's Division 16. I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist as well as a state-credentialed school psychologist. Prior to coming to USU in 2018, I was a faculty member for five years in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University.
I am currently accepting applications from prospective graduate students interested in the School Psychology PhD and EdS Programs. Students interested in joining his lab are encouraged to contact him directly via email prior to applying.