For Prospective Students

Quantitative psychology is less well known than many areas of psychology, but is critical to the advancement of psychological science and provides many career opportunities. For an excellent overview of the field, graduate programs, and how to prepare for a career in quantitative psychology, see the APA site Quantitative Psychology.

The L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina houses one of the oldest and most prominent training programs in quantitative psychology in the country. Applicants with potential interests in my research are encouraged to browse publications posted on this web page. Applicants are also encouraged to see what my current and former students are doing now.

I am committed to training early career scientists of diverse backgrounds, and encourage students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences to apply, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, first generation college students, and those of low socioeconomic status. Please also see the Code of Conduct for members of the Thurstone Lab.

Although I serve as primary adviser only to doctoral students in the quantitative program, I am also an associate faculty member of the developmental psychology graduate program and welcome opportunities to work in other ways with developmental students and researchers.