Welcome to my webpage. I hope this page gives you a sense of who I am, and what I care about. The links along the left will give you more details (much more).
A brief introduction: This is my fifteenth year at UW-Green Bay. I was born and raised in Bombay (India), got a B.S. at Carleton College (MN) in Psychology, then spent 5 years in Seattle at the University of Washington. After getting my Ph. D. (Social/Personality with Irwin and Barbara Sarason, social support and close relationship research), I did postdoctoral work at UCLA (Health Psychology with Shelley Taylor and Chris Dunkel-Schetter). Then I came here to Wisconsin and stayed-but spent months in New Zealand on a recent sabbatical (2012).
I have served in a number of roles at UW-Green Bay including Chair of Psychology, Chair of Human Development, as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and as co-director of the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program. I am also active outside campus-I have been president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), the Bay Area Community Council (BACC) and was Chair of the Education and Training Council (Health Psychology, APA-Div 38). I am currently Vice President (Midwest) for Psi Chi- the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) and founding Editor of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology (SoTLiP).
My passions are teaching, writing, and talking about psychology (I have non-academic passions too listed elsewhere on here). I savor psychology and am fascinated by how psychology can help make life better. I like the challenge of being as good a teacher as I can, and correspondingly, to help students learn to the best of their abilities and beyond. More on my research interests, professional activities and accomplishments, and the organizations I serve, on the accompanying links.