I currently serve as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, where I teach Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Sports Psychology students. I also serve as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida. Since 2014, I’ve served on APA’s Division 17’s Awards and Recognition Committee and the Herstory Committee for the Section for the Advancement of Women. I was elected Vice Chair of APA’s Continuing Education Committee in 2016 and currently serve as its Chair and Research Team leader. I also serve on APA’s Presidential Initiative on Citizen Psychologists Working Group and on APA’s Individual Development Plan Committee.
Advocacy and the promotion of social justice are initiatives close to my heart. While on faculty at West Virginia University, the students and I started a multicultural group, and at the University of Utah, we are developing an advocacy initiative within our diversity committee. From 2013-2015, I was invited as one of about 100 psychologists to attend APA’s Education Leadership Conference; at the end of each conference, I lobbied with members of Congress to advocate for mental healthcare needs (e.g., Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act) and the reduction of graduate student loan debt. Last spring I was one of eight ECPs invited to the first APA Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Leadership Conference. I was recently gratified to receive the APA Board of Educational Affairs Cynthia D. Belar Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award.
I also have some experience with financial oversight and fiscal responsibility. For two years I served on the Research, Service, and Professional Development Committee for West Virginia University; we were charged with overseeing grants, stipends, and awards for the college.