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, Assessment for Effective Intervention, 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.