Assistant Dean of Evaluation & Research
Health Professions, Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


PhD from University of Akron
Industrial- Organizational Psychology
MA from University of Akron
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
BA from University of Arkansas

Honors & Awards

Paper of Distinction Award
Simulation-based Surgical Skills Curriculum Best Paper Award
Recognition of Excellence Award
Paper of Distinction Award
Robert Flora/Linda Upp Award for Medical Education Research
Doctoral Consortium Fellow
Student Travel Award
Best Paper Award
Marie Wilson Howells Outstanding Psychology Student Award

Selected Publications


American College of Surgeons (ACS)
ACS Accredited Educational Institutes, (ACS-AEI),
Vice-Chair, Curriculum Committee 2015 – present
Faculty Development Committee, 2014 – present
Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
Assessment & Evaluation Committee, 2013-present
Membership Committee, 2013-present
Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) Advisor, 2014-2015; 2016-2017
Simulation Committee, 2013-present
Vice Chair, Simulation Committee, 2015-2017
Chair, Simulation Committee, 2017-present
Co-Chair, Education Scientist Meet & Greet, 2015-present
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Communications Committee, 2015-2016
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery Committee, 2014-present
Research Committee, 2016-present
Curriculum Task Force, 2016-present
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP),
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH)
Surgery Special Interest Group, 2013-present
Perioperative Affinity Group, 2014-present
Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories (TASSL)
Executive Council, 2014-present