I'm a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. I received my BA in Mathematics and Psychology with a concentration in Education from Gettysburg College in 2000, and my MA and PhD in Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA (2001-2006). At the University of Virginia I studied structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis (e.g., growth curve analysis, longitudinal mixture modeling, longitudinal measurement, and dynamic models) with Jack McArdle and John Nesselroade. After completing my Ph.D., I worked with Bob Pianta as a research associate in the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia. In 2007, I became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis and in 2011, I was promoted to Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis.