College of Management and Technology
I am a research psychologist with an eclectic educational background. All of my undergraduate and graduate study was in psychology. I earned an M.A. in general/experimental psychology from the New School for Social Research en route to their doctoral program in social psychology. Although I entered the Ph.D. program, my desire to do applied research led me to transfer to the City University of New York Graduate School, where I completed the M.Phil. and Ph.D. in the environmental psychology subprogram. My research and practice focus on service delivery research and development across multiple industry sectors.
After working for many years at higher education institutions and on grant-funded projects, I founded All Aspects Research. As the owner and principal, my work involves applied research, evaluation, and program development about diversity and inclusion; vocational/technical and post-secondary education, and entrepreneurship education; health, mental health, and public health services; human services; career re-entry; after school programs; services for persons with disabilities; the government and nonprofit sectors; human services; technology; and the arts. My research expertise cuts across qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. My work is enriching. I am constantly learning new things and growing as a practitioner and as a researcher.
To me, social change means instigating and furthering research and practice that benefit underrepresented, underserved, or otherwise marginalized segments of society. My commitment to fostering social change infuses all of the work that I do, from conducting needs assessments that inform service delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations to developing and evaluating programs to address unmet needs to engaging in applied research and practice to address these needs.
Much of my social change efforts have focused on the nonprofit, not for profit, and government sectors. Social change efforts in business, leadership, and management are critical to ensure that principles and people drive organizational efforts, not just profits. Fairness in employment practices and diversion and inclusion efforts, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion initiatives can support and sustain social change. The work that we do can help improve the lives of employees and consumers.