Assistant Professor of Psychology

Fordham University

Chris is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fordham University in New York City. His research examines the development and classification of emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression. He focuses on the dynamic relationships between life stress and emotional problems over time, as well as individual differences in responsivity to stress. Chris is also part of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology consortium, which aims to build a quantitative model of the signs and symptoms of psychological disorders to improve diagnosis, research, and intervention in mental health fields. Chris teaches courses related to personality, psychological disorders, and observational research methods.

Chris graduated with a BS from Duke University and then earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 2013. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA's Anxiety and Depression Research Center and at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.


Chris created teaching material that introduced students to the ideas and practices supporting reproducible research. He has focused on "translating" data-analysis exercises into statistical software environments popular in academic psychology, such as SPSS. He also promotes "open materials" in social science disciplines, particularly when privacy considerations might render data-sharing particularly tricky. Chris is always willing to talk more about these issues, especially in terms of how they apply to psychology, so please reach out if you'd like to connect.