Research & Teaching

I am a full-time assistant professor of psychology at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. I teach a variety of courses related to psychological foundations as well as clinical emphasis. Courses I have taught in the past and/or currently at Westminster College include:

  • PSYC 252: Personality Theories

  • PSYC 270: Thinking and Writing for Psychology

  • PSYC 300: Psychology of Game Design (co-instructed)*

  • PSYC 330: Interpersonal Communication

  • PSYC 362: Abnormal Psychology

  • PSYC 400: Psychology of Objectification*

  • PSYC 400: Social Justice & Mental Health (co-instructed)*

  • PSYC 400: The Science of Psychotherapy*

  • PSYC 405: Methods of Counseling

*classes I created or co-created

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I maintain a feminist-multicultural research agenda that primarily examines Objectification Theory. In addition, I do work that addresses body image, eating behavior, LGB topics, and gender. Examples of some research publications I've written with colleagues include:

  • Body Dissatisfaction Among Gay Men: The Roles of Sexual Objectification, Gay Community Involvement and Psychological Sense of Community in Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

  • Understanding the Relationships Among White and African American Women's Sexual Objectification Experiences, Physical Safety Anxiety, and Psychological Distress in Sex Roles

  • A Preliminary Investigation of Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorder Symptomatology with Bisexual Individuals in Sex Roles

  • Femininity and Eating Disorders in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention

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Westminster College: 1840 South 1300 East, Foster Hall 103, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105