Bio


I've worked at Stanford University since 1998, and have filled various department-level and central office roles within the School of Medicine and the School of Humanities and Sciences. In addition, I've completed the Leadership@Stanford program and have served for several years as coach to other managers participating in Stanford's Manager Academy. Experience prior to Stanford includes administrative and financial positions within city government as well as for-profit business organizations of various size.

Current Role at Stanford


I currently manage the Department of Psychology within the School of Humanities and Sciences. The program offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in Psychology, and conducts research in the areas of affective science, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. The department also incorporates programs such as the Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ), the Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS), the College Transition Collaborative (CTC), and the Center for Mind, Brain and Computation (MBC).

I direct the administrative functions of the department including finance and accounting, research administration, faculty affairs, human resources, student services, academic program management, facilities, and general administration. There are approximately 40 faculty, 70 doctoral students, 150 undergraduate majors, 40 postdoctoral scholars and 100 staff members in the department. I also serve as coach for other management staff at the university as part of the Stanford Manager's Academy program.

Education & Certifications


  • Bachelor of Science, San Jose State University, Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources