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I received my B.A. in Psychology (Boston College), Master’s Degrees in Counseling and Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Science (all graduate degrees at Boston University). I was then a postdoctoral trainee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and from 2011-2017 an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. I am broadly interested in child temperament, emotion, cognition, education and health. Much of my work incorporates genetic and/or biological approaches. For the past decade, I have been studying the development of child self-control from a multi-method, multi-theoretical perspective. In 2012, I began the TEXAS Family Study (TFS) with 200 preschool-aged siblings and their families, focusing on child self-control, socio-emotional development, and psychopathology, and several parent/family traits. Recently, we began studying the TFS children as they transition to school. At Texas A&M, I am an Assistant Professor in Learning Sciences (CCID) where I plan to finish the TFS school phase and begin a longitudinal study of self-control and related traits that spans early childhood through school age. I hope to be involved in team approaches to developmental and educational science, and am looking forward to collaborating with EPSY faculty and students.