Skip to content

What I am doing now

(This is a "Now" page. You can learn more about them at

I am seeking and sharing insights on how people can come together, as equals, to work toward positive personal and social change. My current focus is on collective action networks, social network analysis, community development and personal and community resilience.

I'm in my 16th year at North Dakota State University (NDSU).  This is my first year as the Building Communities Program Coordinator/Principal Investigator for OneOp, a single point of entry professional development resource for military family service providers. I've worked with OneOp (formerly Military Families Learning Network) for more than a decade in a part-time role. My current role is full-time.

Our Building Communities team produces Practicing Connection, a weekly podcast exploring the personal and collective practices that empower us to work together to help each other, our families, and our communities improve our resilience and readiness in a rapidly changing world.

I am continuing to research and develop relationship-building programs that could bolster individual resilience, a line of inquiry that began with my Master's thesis.

Updated December 1, 2023.