Research interests include psychometrics, peer victimization, and rural psychological service delivery.
Psychometrics is perhaps one of the most important topics for professional practitioners of psychology. The measurement of educational and psychological variables has fascinated me for the duration of my academic and professional career, and my overarching goal with psychometry is to improve techniques for measurement and, subsequently, the manner in which we conceptualize constructs that professionals assume are “understood”. Within psychometrics, my specific interests include scale construction, factor analysis, and reliability generalization and induction.
Peer victimization is a pervasive problem among children, adolescents, and even adults. My research foci have been on sequelae associated with victimization (e.g., posttraumatic stress symptomatology, ineffective coping strategy usage). My current interests and projects include sibling victimization, teacher perceptions of the severity of peer victimization and appropriate responses from victims, and workplace bullying.