- Ph.D., Health Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- M.S., Psychology and Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
I came to WMU in the role as dean of the College of Health and Human Services in August 2018 after 25 years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I served various roles at WU-Milwaukee including scientist, professor, director of the Center for Urban Population Health, and associate director of the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research. I have published extensively on assessing clinically-meaningful and interpretable alcohol-related outcomes of treatment as well as cost and cost-effectiveness of alcohol treatment. Over time, my research has expanded and broadened to address population-level outcomes of community-wide prevention programs including reducing teen births and decreasing the incidence of infant morbidity and mortality.
Fun fact: I am a devout husband and proud father of five wonderful children. I have fully renovated four of my homes and (when I find the time) I love fishing and enjoying the water with my family.