|Present||Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cedarville University ‐ Department of Psychology|
Honors and Awards
- Jennifer Sedgwick Endowment Fund Recipient, The Ohio State University - 2010
- Cynthia Ann Spafford Scholarship Fund, The Ohio State University - 2013
- Orientation to Psychology
- Writing in APA
- Graduate School & Career Preparation
- Psychology Thesis
|2013||Ph.D., The Ohio State University|
|2010||M.S., The Ohio State University|
|2007||B.A. in International Studies, Miami University|
Department of Psychology
Differentiation and Relationship Satisfaction: Mediating Effects of Alcohol Use Faculty Dissertations (2013)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between differentiation and alcohol use and how these factors interact to influence relationship satisfaction in couples. Bowen Family Systems Theory suggests that alcohol and other ...
Book Chapters (1)
Advancing Medical Family Therapy Through Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed-Methods Research Psychology Faculty Publications (2014)
To survive in today’s healthcare climate, stakeholders across all behavioral health disciplines must work to produce empirical evidence that earns their fields’ regard by educators, providers, and policy makers. As the field of medical family ...
Journal Articles (1)
Family Distance Regulation and School Engagement in Middle-School-Aged Children Family Relations (2012)
The purpose of this study was to explore how family distance regulation and other family demographic factors influence parenting behavior and family routines, which, in turn, influences the child's school engagement. The data from the ...
Poster Presentations (9)
Stress and Sleep Quality: Mediating Effects of Social Support The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2017)
Stress is defined as the “nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it” (Kohn & Frazer, 1986). Stress is among the top five threats to academic performance among college students (Pettit & ...
Differentiation and Relationship Satisfaction: Mediating Effects of Emotional Intimacy and Alcohol/Substance Use National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (2012)
The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between differentiation, emotional intimacy, and alcohol/substance use and how these factors interact to influence relationship satisfaction in couples.
Locus of Control, Differentiation and Therapeutic Alliance American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference (2012)
In this study we investigated whether the relationship between differentiation levels and therapeutic alliance was mediated by an internal locus of control. Data from 107 couples from a University Couple and Family Therapy clinic were ...
Examining the Mediating Influences of Sexual Satisfaction and Emotional Intimacy on the Association Between Relationship Processes and Relationship Satisfaction National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (2011)
Couples' sexual satisfaction, emotional intimacy, and relationship processes have been identified by researchers as predictors of relationship satisfaction. However, little research exists that has addressed how relationship processes in romantic relationships predict their relationship satisfaction ...
High School Sweethearts Beware: Does Early Marriage Predict Marital Instability? National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (2011)
Early marriage research suggests an association between age at first marriage and individual characteristics. Yet, few reports describe how age at first marriage impacts relational factors, such as marital satisfaction and interaction. Determining patterns among ...