I joined the faculty as a core member of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in 1987. My career began as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of New Orleans (1982-1987) and St. Joseph Seminary College (1982-1987). During my earlier years at UND I served as Director of Clinical Psychology Training (1989-1992; 1999-2012), and I served 25 years as a part-time private practitioner in the community. I have chaired a range of doctoral dissertation, master's thesis, and undergraduate honor's thesis committees that are cited on my webpage for prospective students interested in my mentorship history.
Behavior Pathology (PSYC 575)
Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 270)
Personality Theories (PSYC 360)
My research area focuses on the impact of childhood maltreatment on personality development, aggressiveness, and adult psychopathology. I believe that psychopathology can best be conceptualized as a consequence of the interaction between childhood abuse and trauma, personality trait development, and situational moderators. These interests extend to the health-related and forensic implications of adult psychopathology including includes physical and behavioral health, substance abuse, health promotion, disease prevention, and reducing health disparities, especially in rural areas.
North Dakota Licensure (Psychologist), #184 (1987-present)