Professor, Mansfield Campus
1760 University Drive
Areas of Expertise
- PhD., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1992
In the past decade, I have been studying how parental divorce and other nontraditional family structures affect children. These efforts have resulted in papers published in Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, and Social Science Research.
One key theme in my next few studies is to investigate how family instability (or stability) over a relatively long period of childhood may harm (or benefit) the trajectories of various child outcomes during the same period. I also plan to investigate the effects of parental divorce and postdivorce family transitions on the growth curves of children’s outcomes over different phases of childhood.