I grew up on a dairy farm and completed a BS degree in Animal Science, then switched departments and completed an MS degree in Psychology. I worked for the Church Educational System for many years, teaching and supervising classes in jails, prisons, alternative schools and schools for the handicapped. During this time I completed a doctorate in Educational Psychology from BYU. Next, I taught psychology and special education at Ricks College (now BYU Idaho) and then spent several years at BYU as Associate Director of Admissions and part time faculty. I came to UVU (then UVCC) in 1992.
Courses & Interests:
I teach courses in mediation, communication, positive psychology and family studies. The mediation classes are service learning classes with students serving as mediators in small claims court and public schools and teaching parent/teen communication in the schools. Family studies students are serving as facilitators for a 14 week Strengthening Families Program conducted for local public schools.