Position at Oakland Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Terminal Degree PhD
Major Field Developmental Psychology; Interpersonal Relations; Attachment theory; Intimacy and psychological well-being
Degrees University of Virginia, BA (Psychology, Religious Studies) Pennsylvania State University, MS (Human Development & Family Studies) Pennsylvania State University, PhD (Human Development & Family Studies)
Research Interests Throughout my research career I have focused on attachment relationships within the family. At Oakland University I have studied the ontogeny of sibling attachment bonds, the similarities and differences in sibling, best friend, and significant other bonds, and the role of sibling relationships across the life-span. Currently we are focusing our attentions on enduring intimate relationships. Please see the Research section of my personal web page for summaries of these projects.
Publications Abstracts of my recent publications are posted on the Research section of my personal web page.
Other Interests Cycling, wilderness hiking, cooking, watching films and listening to music.