About Me

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I am an associate professor in the School Psychology Program at Michigan State University. My research interests are focused on assessment issues for at-risk students and students with disabilities. More specifically, I am interested in examining assessment techniques and strategies that can meaningfully inform instruction and that can allow for more accurate measurement of the knowledge and skills of students with disabilities.

I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and attended Calvin College where I earned a B.A. in Psychology in 1999. After that, I moved to Minneapolis, MN for graduate studies at the University of Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (School Psychology) in 2004. I worked as a school psychologist at Heartland Area Education Agency in central Iowa from 2003-2004 and since that time have been a faculty member in the School Psychology Program at MSU.

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