Office:Maxey Hall 315A
1991: B.A., San Jose University, San Jose, CA
1993: M.A., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
1997: Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
1996-99: Postdoc, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
I hail from San Jose, California, a sprawling world of entrepeneurship, technology, and silicon. My interest in psychology was initially piqued by taking a high school course. I pursued this interest in college, enjoyed psychology immensely, and decided to make it my career. My academic interests include cognitive psychology, adult development and aging, and human neuropsychology. Specifically, my research interests focus on understanding age-related patterns of change and stability in capacities such as memory, language, and the use of general knowledge. I teach courses in cognitive psychology and psychology of aging, as well as courses in statistics, research methods, and principles of psychology. Away from Whitman, I enjoy cooking, brewing, playing guitar, spending time with my wife (Vanessa) and two daughters (Emily and Rachel), and honing my idiosyncrasies.