2010 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
2008 M.A. University of Texas at Austin
2003 B.S. Brigham Young University
I am primarily interested in the study of intelligence and child development. I am interested in the developmental interplay of cognition, behavior, and social interaction, and how these areas of child development affect important outcomes, such as academic achievement and behavior problems, in adolescence and young adulthood. Some of my research is psychometric in nature and is dedicated to studying whether intelligence tests measure what they purport to measure and whether they measure the same constructs across childhood. My other research is non-experimental and examines the effects of cognitive ability on behavior problems. As per instruction, I teach courses in counseling, consultation, research methods, and structural equation modeling.