What I Do.
My research focuses on educational interventions, human evolution, human development, close relationships, and behavior genetics, resulting in 40+ scholarly publications.
I write popular posts on diverse science-related topics including, teaching, current scientific research, higher education, education technology, and book reviews.
I have extensive experience with science writing and communication. I provide copy editing services for science writers, and am available for speaking engagements.
Life history models of sexual development are popular for understanding female sexual development as it relates to early experiences in the rearing environment. Broadly speaking, life history models suppose that early stressful environments will lead to accelerated maturation, manifesting as earlier timing of menarche, which subsequently leads to earlier age at first sex, and more […]
I hold a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in evolution and human development from Oakland University. I currently work as a Research Scientist for WGU Labs, an education innovation hub striving to advance ingenuity in the higher education space. I also serve as the Communications Officer for HBES.
I have always been passionate about the role of education in one’s life, believing that knowledge is an immensely transformative force for good. Science communication underlies much of my current professional effort, with the ultimate goal being to increase public scientific literacy and inspire learning.
I enjoy reading, writing, and running.