BA College of the Holy Cross, 1981
MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990
My research program focuses on children's and adolescents' social-cognitive and emotional development. In addition to my ongoing research on the development of children's motivation and conceptions of self and others, recently I have been conducting research on identity development in adolescents. I was away from the department from 2005 to 2010; I worked in the Provost's Office and also spent a sabbatical year as a Fulbright scholar at the Institute for Postgraduate Childhood Studies at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. I am delighted to be back in the Psychology Department and to be teaching and conducting research again.