Congratulations Diana and Casey!!!

Congratulations to Diana Devine and Casey MacGregor who both successfully defended their masters theses on Monday, December 3rd!!

Diana’s thesis is, “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Differential Discussion of Emotion with their School-Age Children”

Casey’s thesis is, “Young Mothers in Appalachia: Meanings of Help from Family”

Congrats to you both on obtaining your masters degree! Now on to doctorate work!

NCFR Award

Congrats to Amy Morgan, who along with her co-first author Jessica Goodman of East Carolina University, won the “Best Student Research Paper Award” from the Family Therapy Section at the 2018 National Council for Family Relations Conference in San Diego, California.

The paper, published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, emphasizes the importance of social and political advocacy in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. The paper serves as a call to action and a starting point for all MFTs, across all settings and experience, to participate in public policy for consumers and the profession alike. Congrats Amy!

Prelim Defense

Congratulations to Amy Morgan, Evan Thomas, and Jameson Natwick for their successful preliminary exam defenses this year. Well done, PhD candidates!

Best of luck to Casey McGregor & Diana Devine who both defend their theses on December 5th!

Doctoral Defense

Congratulations to Michelle Butner Kozimor for successfully defending her dissertation titled “Relationship-Focused Support, Body Image, and Quality of Life in Older Couples Coping with Skin Cancer”. Congratulations Dr. Kozimor!


Doctoral Defense

Congratulations to Isha Williams for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Type 1 Diabetes: The Role of Family Environment, Parental Perceived Social Support, and Children’s Coping”. Congratulations Dr. Williams!