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.

My Latest.

The Most Interesting [Non-Fiction] Books I Read This Year – 2020

Another year, another round of “best of” book lists. Each year, I strive to branch out in the topics I read about and diversify my knowledge. This year was filled with a particular emphasis on higher education books (comprising about 23% of my books) given that I began my post-PhD career in higher education research. […]

About Me.

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 exploring mountains.