I joined the faculty at YCCC in January of 2002. I Chair the Social Sciences and Criminal Justice departments, teach classes in psychology and sociology, and continue my research in cross-cultural psychology. I hold a Visiting Professor of Psychology position at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in Cambodia. I work a few months each year at RUPP helping design curriculum and train teachers.
My previous positions include:
- Professor of Psychology at Miyazaki International College in Miyazaki Japan from January 1998 until January 2002
- Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary in Alberta Canada from September 1993 to 1998.
A.A. Lyndon State College
B.A. University of North Carolina Charlotte - Psychology
M.A. Brandeis University - Experimental Psychology
Ph.D. Brandeis University - Experimental Psychology
United Board grant (2008). Project title: Curriculum development and launch of the first Master's program in psychology, Royal University of Phnom Penh.
APS Fund for Teaching Award (2006). Project title: Upgrading knowledge and teaching effectiveness of psychology teachers in Cambodia. Provided training and resources for the only psychology department in Cambodia allowing me to travel to Phnom Penh to bring materials and offer teacher training Dec 2006 - Jan 2007.
Fulbright Senior Specialists award for further work in Cambodia in July and August 2006. I provided training to university teachers in research methods and consulted with the Psychology Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on a strategic plan as well as a number of curricular issues.
Named a Carnegie Scholar with 25 others in the 2003-2004 cohort of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Program in Higher Education. Research included a project aimed to understand how we could effectively infuse diversity education and global awareness through the curriculum.
Fulbright Scholar grant for lecturing and research in Cambodia for eight months beginning in January of 2004. Part of my work with the Fulbright program included training university teachers in research methods and advising the Psychology Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. The other part of my work in Cambodia was to conduct research on the motivations for volunteerism. Lara Skinner at the Journal Tribune wrote an article on Sept 24th about my research plans. An article from the December 2004 APS Observer is available here.