Department of Career and Information Studies
River's Crossing, 225
The unifying theme of my research agenda is the efficacy of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) on student achievement and career and transition outcomes from school to work for adolescents. My research has attempted to determine (a) how young people make career choices, for example, aspirations or career choice patterns; (b) how certain adolescent experiences, including participation in secondary CTE, work experience, and inclusive education, influence career development, choice, and attainment; and (c) how the risk and resilience framework can advance our understanding of short-term educational outcomes for adolescents with specific learning disabilities or emotional-behavior disorders.
Outstanding Assistant Professor
University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education, 2016
Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award
Association for Career and Technical Education Research, 2015