B.A., Rice University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston, 1992

Phone: (419) 372-0282


Office: Room 351, Psychology Building

Research Interests:

  • Psychology of religion and spirituality, especially as it applies to dating, marriage, romantic unions, pregnancy, parenting, sexuality, divorce, and other close relationships
  • Relational spirituality

Taking Grad Students?  Yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research?  Occasionally

For more information on research that I conduct with colleagues and students at BGSU on Relational Spirituality, please go to our The Psychology of Spirituality and Relationships website. This website features scientific research on the helpful and harmful roles that religion and spirituality can play in family and intimate relationships, with a special focus on our in-depth study on the transition to parenthood.

Lists of studies located for "Religion in families 1999-2009:  A relational spirituality framework"

Selected Publications:


Courses Taught:

Undergraduate Courses

  • PSYC 3080: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 4060: Developmental Psychopathology

Graduate Courses

  • PSYC 6090/6100: Basic Clinical Skills
  • PSYC 7090: Advanced Clinical Research & Practice
  • PSYC 7800/7810: Advanced Child & Family Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC  7800/7810: Advanced Child & Family Therapy