Office Hours for Fall 2016 :
- Fall 2016: Thursdays 8-10
- PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
- BA: University of Washington, 1995
My research uses social network analysis to examine the emergence of conflict, aggression, and other social problems. Over the past few years, I've spent a lot of my time figuring out why teens bully each other, drink and do drugs, and engage in dating violence. Two of these projects led to Emmy-winning collaborations with Anderson Cooper 360, with one focusing on bullying (with Diane Felmlee in 2011), and the other on social media (#Being13, with Marion Underwood in 2015). I am continuing my work on these topics while developing a new line of research investigating the dynamics of social networks through time and their implications for the life course.