Since receiving my Ph.D. from Iowa State in 1996 I have taught at McKendree College. McKendree is a liberal arts college in Lebanon, Illinois near St. Louis, Missouri. The teaching and research training that I received at Iowa State prepared me well for my career. In particular, Rick Gibbons and Meg Gerrard taught me about grant writing at HBRP and I have been fortunate enough to have received several small grants. In addition, I have been able to apply my social psychology theory to auto racing and have carved out an interesting applied niche for myself. The years at ISU were often times difficult, but I met wonderful people and feel very well prepared in my current teaching position. I still collaborate and present with my colleague and friend from graduate school, Gabie Smith.