I am from Warwick, Rhode Island. In 1988, I received my Bachelor of Arts
degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island. While I was at
URI, I played varsity tennis and studied abroad. My study abroad experience
brought me to Oxford Brooke University in Oxford, England. During this time,
I had the opportunity to do extensive traveling through Western Europe.

In 1990, I received my Master’s of Education from Boston University in counseling
with a focus on exercise and sport psychology. I have always been interested in
the psychology of performance enhancement and those skills, habits, and
dispositions that contribute to individual performance in a variety of different
arenas. While my early career was focused on student-athlete success, my
education and career path has taken me down the road of developing expertise
in the many different facets of academic success and achievement. In 1997, I
received a Doctoral degree from Boston University in Curriculum and Teaching.

Today, I am an academic affairs administrator and teach in the applied
psychology department at
Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.  At Bryant, I am
responsible for the administration and development of programs and curricula
aimed at student success and retention. For example, I oversee the University’s
Academic Center for Excellence and I am the Curriculum Coordinator for our
First-Year Experience (FYE) course. I have been designing curricula for FYE and
study skills courses for over twenty years, and have been a higher education
consultant for the past ten years.  My research is focused on personality types
and those traits that influence success and achievement. I have always been
interested in performance enhancement and those skills, habits, and dispositions
that contribute to  success and achievement in a variety of different arenas.
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here for my qualifications.

I have been recognized for my work in the field of education. In 2006, I was the
recipient of a “Top 10 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate” award, co-
sponsored by the University of South Carolina's National Resource Center for
The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
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other awards.
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