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What was your previous position and where?LSU was my first and only job after earning my Ph.D.
What brought you to LSU?I was attracted to the Department of Psychology, given the emphasis on developing and evaluating evidenced-based treatments and, of course, the climate. The day after I interviewed at SUNY Albany it snowed 24 inches. That closed the deal in terms of which job I was going to take.
What is your research interest?My research interests are twofold: children’s adjustment to disasters and parental involvement in promoting children’s academic success.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?I want to continue accomplishing what I currently am accomplishing — conducting research, supervising students’ clinical work and training students for academia.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?My graduate students.
What are your major accomplishments?I am the expert on daily report cards and homework interventions for parents.