I serve as a data analyst, program evaluator, research assistant, and trainer for first responder agencies and organizations including Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia Association of Women in Public Safety, LaGrange Police Department, Troup County Sheriff's Office, and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. I use an action research and mixed methods approach in my work.
My research includes the areas of first responder mental health and psychological well-being, police-community relations, and the experiences of demographically underrepresented officers. My current projects focus on the longitudinal development of officer cynicism, agency support for first responder trauma, jail diversion for mental health consumers, communication in police-community initiatives, and the impact of socioecological factors on officer attitudes and behaviors.
B.S. Psychology, University of Houston
M.S. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia