I am interested in the application of behaviorally-oriented interventions in school settings. My research is focused on increasing feasibility of interventions, and follows three lines of inquiry: use of peer interventionists to increase feasibility of resource-intensive interventions; evaluation of group contingencies to modify behavior in large groups with minimal resources; and evaluation of practice-ready, behavioral interventions as a means of reducing interventionist demand. I am particularly interested in interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.
I currently teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. At the undergraduate level, I am currently teaching Developmental Psychology. Undergraduate research assistants my enroll in Research in Psychology for course credit. At the graduate level, I teach Psychoeducational Assessment I, Practicum in School Psychology, and Research in School Psychology.
I am on the editorial advisory board for School Psychology Quarterly, Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Psychology in the Schools, and the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. I also perform ad hoc reviews for a number of other journals. At the University of Southern Mississippi, I am the chair of the Hildman Colloquium Planning Committee, and a member of the Institutional Review Board and the Psychology Undergraduate Committee. In the community, I am a member of the Human Rights Advocacy Committee at Ellisville State School.