Professor of Practice

Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 112

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph.D. in Psychology

2021 -2023: Paris-Lodron University & University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria 

2021-2023: University of California. Los Angeles 


Visiting Assistant Professor at Pitzer College, Claremont, California 

Visiting Assistant Professor at Whittier College, Whittier, California

Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Various community colleges in the Los Angeles area


Ph.D. in Psychology, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine

M.A. in Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles

Undergraduate at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria


At my previous places of employment: Mindful nature walks for students and faculty, campus to community awareness events, founder of an interdisciplinary learning community, STEM labs and fairs at local elementary schools, public talks and workshops, engaged learning programs, faculty workshops on the inclusive classroom, Provost's Diversity Council member.

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Affiliated with: 
Sch of Psychological Science
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

Nature connectedness and environmental consciousness, Forest wood health. Forest and wood architecture, Research methods, Social and personality development, Cognition, General psychology, Critical thinking in psychology, Ethics and the brain, Neuroethics, Neurodiversity, Autism spectrum disorder, Brain and behavior, Statistics.

Research/Career Interests: 

My main interest is in the area of Environmental Psychology and how we design and utilize our surroundings, especially natural environments, to enhance our wellbeing and performance. This interest grew out of my earlier research on autism and dyslexia and the notion that we can modify our environment to be the best version of ourselves. At this time, my work focuses on the positive health effects of natural environments, the collateral benefit of increased environmental awareness, and how we can close the gap between environmental awareness and pro-environmental behaviors. 


Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Presentations at over 30 international conferences on three continents.