Graduate Student
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
514 Psychology Building


B.S. Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 2009
B.S. Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 2009
M.S. Psychology, University of Georgia, 2013

Research Interests

My broad research area is on the social aspect of addictive behavior. Specifically, my research utilizes social network analysis to understand the compositional and structural aspects of pathological gamblers’ networks, as well as the social networks of college students who frequently engage in substance use. Furthermore, I am interested in examining how social networks evolve over time, with regard to the effect of social influence, social selection, and social norms on substance use.