- Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1981
- M.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1979
- B.A., Transylvania University, 1977
I am a forensic clinical psychologist with interests in youth violence and school safety. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in youth violence, forensic psychology, and related topics. I direct the Virginia Youth Violence Project and serve as an associate director of Youth-Nex, the UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development and a faculty associate of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. I joined the faculty in 1986 and mentor doctoral students primarily in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology. Prospective doctoral students should have a strong interest in research relevant to the Virginia Youth Violence Project.
Forensic clinical psychology; psychological assessment; juvenile violence and delinquency prevention; school safety, bullying, and student threat assessment.