I have been teaching for 12 years- 11 of those have been at Benilde-St. Margaret's. I am currently teaching biology and chemistry but have also taught physical science for many years. In my spare time, I love to travel and hanging out with my miniature Australian shepherd Macey.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.