My research focuses on social development in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood with a particular focus on the college years. I am interested in how people think about their relationships and how people's views of relationships contribute to (or detract from) emotional well-being. I currently serve as the project director for the Resilience Project - a longitudinal study that aims to identify and understand the factors that contribute to the development of healthy and fulfilling lives for young people in college and beyond, with the goal of informing practices and interventions to support resilience and well-being for all students. The Resilience Project is a collaborative research project across four campuses (Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University), supported by The Duke Endowment.
Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
M.A., Duke University, 2010
B.A., North Carolina State University, 2006