Associate Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
- Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
- World Campus
- B.S., 2008, Human Development & Family Studies and Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
- M.S., 2011, Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Ph.D., 2015, Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University Park, PA 16802
Commitment as a dimensional construct (structural, moral, and personal) and how dimensionalized commitment affects relational outcomes such as satisfaction, ambivalence, love, and sacrifices. Using interdependence and social exchange theories to investigate how self-driven, partner-driven, and relationship-driven motivations, as well as reciprocal interactions, influence relationships. The relationship between students and institutions of higher education in terms of commitment to higher education, school involvement, and institutional engagement. Teaching pedagogy and online course development.