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a bit about me:

I am an applied social psychologist who specializes in research on how media/technology impacts interpersonal and romantic relationships. I am an assistant professor in the Psychology department at Widener University. Previously I was a visiting assistant professor at Seton Hall University and I received my PhD in Basic & Applied Social Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York in September 2021.


My primary area of research involves the relationship between computer-mediated communication and person perception in newfangled relationships. Many of my online and laboratory projects address how emoji use in iMessage conversations affects impression formation and perceived partner responsiveness. I also have been working on a series of studies on how individuals respond to ambiguity in interactions on online dating apps (such as ghosting and delayed responses). Media will continue to evolve and it is pivotal that we understand how individuals are forming and maintaining relationships through these new technologies.

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