I am an associate professor of Human Sciences and Sociology (by courtesy appointment), an active affiliate of the Institute for Population Research, and graduate studies chair of the graduate program in Human Development and Family Science.
I received my undergrad in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and my masters and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. I have been trained across several social science disciplines. My primary mentors have been psychologist Joe Pleck at Illinois, clinical psychologist Cathy Cohan and sociologist Paul Amato at Penn State, and economist Liz Peters at Cornell.
Since being at Ohio State, my primary collaborators have been developmental psychologist Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, clinical psychologist Galena Rhoades, and sociologist Miles Taylor.
I am a member of the Council on Contemporary Families, International Association for Relationship Research, National Council on Family Relations, and the Population Association of America. I review for journals in family studies, sociology, psychology, and demography.