I’ve been interested in the support and development of graduate students ever since I was a graduate student myself. I am also interested in the professional development and mentoring of educational developers. I enjoy being with graduate students at their personal and professional transition points (e.g., orientation, identifying mentors and committee members, qualifying exams, writing, defending, exploring next steps, partnering, and parenting). I aim for an intersectional, holistic, and phenomenological approach in validating and supporting graduate students’ developing identities and integration of their research and teaching experiences.


I currently work at Indiana University in the University Graduate School as Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development. I started there in January 2019. My interests with graduate students include:

  • Identity development and integration of personal and professional identities
  • Well-being
  • Mentoring
  • Post-PhD career exploration

I organize IU’s Three Minute Thesis competition and co-lead with Darren Hoffmann the CIRTL Network’s Transforming Your Research Into Teaching.

I hold leadership responsibilities with the POD Network and the CIRTL Network.


From September 2005 to December 2018, I worked as an instructional consultant at Indiana University. At the time I joined, the office was called Instructional Support Services and has since been reorganized and named the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. My interests with graduate students included:

  • Experiences of systemically marginalized graduate students as teachers
  • Learning communities for graduate students
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

I was a lecturer of biology and instructional lab director at Boston University from Jan 2000 to August 2005.

I have a PhD in ecology from the University of Georgia (2000) and a BS in biology from Cornell University (1995).

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