My background is in organizational psychology and motivation.
The focus in my research has always been to help make things better
through application. From studies and interventions with DWI
offenders—including their trauma histories—I developed
a more reliable DWI screening instrument that is now being used by
law enforcement in 10 states and several Canadian
I work with many different PhD students to help them in their
dissertations. They all have different interests. Some, for
example, are examining various aspects of drug, mental health,
family, and youth courts throughout the community and their
effectiveness. My common interest is my love to learn and I learn a
lot from their work.
I may teach the same course to different classes, but what I say
and how I approach it differs depending on who’s sitting in
front of me. I try to gear it toward the interests of each