In August 2015, I joined the core faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy. I teach classes in cognitive performance, psychosocial practice and occupational therapy interventions for adults. My research program involves understanding the role of emotion and cognition in daily occupational performance. I am also interested in developing occupationally-based mindfulness programs to improve emotional control and cognitive performance for clients with a range of psychological and neurological conditions.
Prior to joining the faculty at Seton Hall, I was a full-time faculty member at the University of Missouri for several years. I have worked as an occupational therapist in several settings, with my primary clinical experience involving evaluating and treating adults with neurological and psychosocial conditions in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and inpatient mental health settings.
- PhD, Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
- MA, Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
- BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri
- "The association between impulsivity and sensory processing patterns in healthy adults", British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(4), 232-240, April 2015
- "Modulation of eyeblink postauricular reflexes during the anticipation and viewing of food images", Psychophysiology, 52, 509-517, February 2015
2014-2015 University of Missouri Catalyst Grant