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Important Theories and Key Constructs

A growing body of evidence suggests that program interventions developed with an explicit theoretical foundation (or framework) are more effective than those lacking a theoretical base and that some strategies that combine multiple theories and concepts have larger effects. Therefore, interventions to improve career and professional development for graduate students and postdocs can be best designed with an understanding of relevant theories of behavior change and the ability to use them skillfully in an academic setting.

The science and art of using behavior theories reflect an amalgamation of approaches from the social and psychological sciences, so much of my research draws on the theoretical perspectives from my background in organizational behavior, public health, program evaluation & assessment, and higher education.