Assistant Professor of Psychology / Coordinator, Psychology Major
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee
B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina-Asheville
Clinical Experience: NC State University Health Center, University of Tennessee Counseling Center, Peninsula Village, Knox County Juvenile Court, UT Psychological Clinic
North Carolina Licensed Psychologist, CITI Certified in Human Subjects Research, Nationally Certified QPR Suicide-Prevention Instructor
Co-author: “Putting the person back into psychopathology: An intervention to reduce mental illness stigma” (Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2008).
“Factors associated with the stigmatization of persons with mental illness” (Psychiatric Services, 2004).
Poetry: “Market Square” (Carolina Women, May 2012).
“Sleeping with shark’s teeth” (Appalachee Review, Spring 2009).
“Jesus, oatmeal and a bowl” (Disciples World, January 2009).
“The Patience” (Headwaters Creative Arts Magazine, 2004).
“Winter Harvest” (Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers, 2008).
Newspaper/Journals: “James Franco in Asheville” (Mountain Express, January 2013).
Peer-reviewed Presentations & Posters: “Peeking inside stigma: Development of an implicit measure of mental illness stigma” (Oral presentation at bi-annual meeting of the World Psychiatric Association’s international conference: Together Against Stigma, Canada, 2012).
“Comparing efficacy of a first-person narrative intervention to reduce prejudice toward persons with mental illness vs. persons with AIDS.” (Poster presented at bi-annual meeting of the World Psychiatric Association’s international conference: Together Against Stigma, Canada, 2012).
“A cross-cultural examination of mental illness stigma in Bangladesh and the United States.” (Oral presentation given at the annual Carolina Psychology Conference, NC, 2012).
“Comparing prejudice toward mental disabilities and psychological disorders.” (Oral presentation given at the annual Carolina Psychology Conference, NC, 2012).
“Differences in body image and eating/exercise behaviors.” (Oral presentation given at the annual Carolina Psychology Conference, NC, 2012).
Diversity Action Awards - Meredith College, Professional Development Grant - Meredith College, Super GTA Award - University of Tennessee, Summer Research Grant - University of Tennessee, Community Service Award - University of North Carolina at Asheville