Professor of Psychology
B.S. University of New Mexico
M.A. Brandeis University
Ph.D. Brandeis University.
Brief Bio: I grew up in southern New Mexico and received my undergrad degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I lived in Austin, Texas for a couple of years before moving to the Boston area to work on my Ph.D. from Brandeis University. I've been at Stan State since Fall of 2007 and love it.
Reasearch Interests: Broadly stated, my research interests are in evolutionary psychology. Basically my interests lie at the intersection of bio-psych and social-psych. For example, I have examined how the serotonin system is associated with interpersonal relaitionships and how testosterone is associated with mating behaviors. If I were to reduce my research interests to a list of keywords they include: mating behaviors, social dominance, hormones, attachment, first impressions, attractiveness, cooperation, and close interpersonal relationships.
Teaching Interests: While I never thought I would say this, I thoroughly enjoy teaching statistics and research methods courses. I also teach, have taught, or plan on teaching: Sexual Behavior, Hormones and Behavior, Comparative Animal Behavior, Advanced General Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, the Psychology of Attractiveness, Intro to psych, Social Psychology, and Evolutionary Psychology.