I am a Research Assistant Professor at University of Virginia in the Department of Psychology. My research is centered at the intersection of social-development and quantitative methods to better understand the development of self-regulation across the lifespan. Thus far, I have emphasized two complementary paths: 1) research on regulation in parents and toddlers, and 2) research on regulation in adulthood. In the future I will merge these two paths into a single research program that investigates intergenerational continuity and change in regulation (behavioral, affective, attentional) during face-to-face interactions. More importantly, my research will focus on how these moment-to-moment regulatory processes are linked to longer-term developmental outcomes such as school readiness, resiliency in response to stress, and psychological and physical wellbeing.
I earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington under the mentorship of John Bates. In addition, I earned a M.S. in applied statistics under the mentorship of Stanley Wasserman. I continue to benefit from the guidance and mentorship of my postdoctoral advisors Steven Boker and John Nesselroade.