I am an Associate Professor currently serving as the Director of the Graduate School. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University. My Master of Education degree was earned at Westminster College in Counseling. I attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.
For the past 25 years, I have worked with children and adolescents across a number of environments ranging from therapeutic to educational. In 2019, I co-authored Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools: A Guide for Counselors, Administrators, and Educators (Routledge Publishing). I co-authored a chapter for the book Creating Sustainable Affairs in Student Affairs which comes out late Fall 2020 (Sallee, Ed.)
At Westminster, I teach classes ranging from Leadership to Educational Psychology to Traumatology. I am currently a co-principal on a National Science Foundation I-USE grant which delivers an inter-disciplinary course framework connecting environmental science, project management, and leadership.
My research focuses on the effects of burnout and compassion fatigue in education.