My teaching and research focuses on the psychology of leadership and mentoring. I teach courses in interpersonal and organizational psychology, such as Psychology of Leadership and Psychology of Happiness

These interests have been influenced by working more than two decades with talented individuals.

This site helps organize my research assistants in our lab and provides links to my work. 

Find me on LinkedIn and you can see some of my scholarly work through Google Scholar profile or ResearchGate.

Areas of specialization

Mentoring; Coaching; Leadership Development

Previous Academic Appointments

Visiting Asst Professor Duke University MAT program
Research Assistant and Instructor University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Instructor, NC School of Science and Mathematics

Previous Administrative Appointments

1997-2007   Director, Park Scholarships, NC State University
1994-1996   Director, Alumni Affairs, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
1992-1994   Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions, NC State University


PhD, Psychology, NC State University. Dissertation: Mentoring and Talent Development: Doctoral Advisors and Their Proteges (adv. D.O. Gray)

MS, Human Development and Family Studies, University of NC at Greensboro. Thesis: Effect of Work on High School Academic Achievement

BA, Psychology, NC State University with honors; French minor, certificate in human resources. Study at St. Benet’s Hall,Oxford University, England and at Cavilam Institute,Vichy, France. Student Commencement speaker.