Assistant Professor, Psychology Program
Office: PC 2229
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Professional Societies
I spent my formative years mostly in Europe, including high school at the American Community School in Athens, Greece. My education began in music school studying the classical guitar at the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, MD), and completing a bachelor's degree in music performance at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). My teaching career began at the University of SC where I continued as Director of the Classical Guitar Program. I went on to complete my master's and doctoral degrees in Clincal Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwauke and clinical internship in St. Louis, MO. More recently, I studied Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
I generally teach courses and conduct research in the areas of personality, psychopathology, and related topics such as psychological testing and measurement.
Introduction to Psychology
I am interested broadly in understanding differences between people in personality traits and psychopathology, the origins of these differences, and their interaction in producing life outcomes in adolescence, adulthood and late life. I have been fortunate to conduct research in aging using data from ongoing twin studies in Denmark and currently Australia; I particularly enjoy international and interdisciplinary collaborations.
My lab is currently beginning a study aimed at understanding the interplay among multiple risk factors for depression.
Food for thought:
"Often before now I have applied my thoughts to the puzzling question – one, probably, which will puzzle me for ever – why it is that, while all Greece lies under the same sky and all Greeks are educated alike, it has befallen us to have characters so variously constituted." Theophrastus