Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
AUGUST 2001 - MAY 2010
Ph.D. with the instructional systems program in the College of Education (2010).
M.S. with the educational psychology program in the College of Education (2007).
SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY
AUGUST 1997 - MAY 2001
B.A. in communication studies with specializations in public communication and persuasion in society. Graduated summa cum laude and as a scholar with the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program and the Honors Program.
Albion High School, Albion, NY
SEPTEMBER 1993 - JUNE 1997
Regents diploma with honors. Ranked fourth in graduating class academic standing.
International Exchange Studies, Japan
SEPTEMBER 1999 - JULY 2000
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken - Received one-year exchange study scholarship from the Association for International Education—Japan. Studied Japanese language and culture and Asian/international politics and history. Resided in private on-campus dormitory.
MARCH 1996 - JANUARY 1997
Mita High School, Minato-ku, Tokyo-to - Received one-year exchange study scholarship from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Studied Japanese language and culture with in-school tutoring while also working alongside Japanese classmates. Resided with the Sakuma family in Itabashi-ku in Tokyo.