I was born and raised in Bombay (India), got a B.S. at Carleton College (MN) in Psychology, then spent 5 years in Seattle at the University of Washington. After getting my Ph. D. (Social/Personality), I did postdoctoral work at UCLA (Health Psychology). Then I came here to Wisconsin and stayed since (but spent months in New Zealand on a sabbatical in 2012).
I have served in a number of roles at UW-Green Bay- Chair of Psychology, Chair of Human Development, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Co-director of the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program. I am also active outside campus-Past-President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) and the Bay Area Community Council (BACC), Past-Chair Education and Training Council (Health Psychology, APA-Div 38). I am currently Vice President (Midwest) for Psi Chi- the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) and Co-Editor of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology (SoTLiP).

My passions are teaching,
writing, and talking about psychology (I have non-academic passions too). I savor psychology and am fascinated by how psychology can help make life better. I like the challenge of being as good a teacher as I can, and correspondingly, to help students learn to the best of their abilities and beyond. More on my research interests, professional activities and accomplishments, and the organizations I serve, on the accompanying links.