Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1980
Developmental Psychologist (Late Life) & Suicidologist
IU South Bend faculty member since 1979
Research interests include suicide, gerontology and developmental psychology (geropsychology), survivors of suicide, bereavement.
Recipient of: IU All University Teaching Award (President's Award, 1995), IUSB Distinguished Teaching Award (1994), IUSB Distinguished Research Award (2000), IUSB Eldon Lundquist Faculty Fellow (2000)
Recipient of: Shneidman Award, American Association of Suicidology (1990; for research and scholarly contributions to the field of suicidology by a person under the age of 40); Roger Tierney Award for Service, American Association of Suicidology (1999; for service to AAS and applied contributions to the field of suicidology); Charles T. Rubey LOSS Award, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago (2011, honors individuals who have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of survivors of suicide)
Former Department Chair and Former Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences