Director of Evaluation
Delaware Environmental Institute
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Areas of Expertise
- Can speak authoritatively about gifted individuals, including their education and social and emotional issues from childhood through adulthood.
- Serves as a board member of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. Served as president of the nonprofit group SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) and chaired the National Association for Gifted Children's Conceptual Foundations Network.
- Dabrowski's developmental personality theory, the theory of positive disintegration, is an additional research interest.
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Examines representations of Blackness and womanhood in pop culture, the art world and the media.