Ph.D. Auburn University, Human Development and Family Studies, 1994
M.S. Old Dominion University, Psychology, 1990
B.S. Old Dominion University, Therapeutic Recreation, 1984
B.S. Old Dominion University, Psychology, 1983
• Adolescent Development
• Adolescent Relationships
• Dating Relationships
• Identity Development
• Young Adults
2015-2017 Elected to the Board of Directors for the National Council on Family Relations
2013 National Council on Family Relations Fellow
2010 College of Human Sciences Women’s Philanthropy Board Faculty Award
2009 Camp War Eagle Faculty Honoree
2006 HDFS Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Service Award
, McElwain, A.D.*, & Saint-Eloi-Cadely, H.* (2015). Adolescent development and romantic relationships. In J. Arditti (Ed.), Family problems: Stress, risk, & resilience (pp. 249-270). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
(2006). Using Q-methodology to study adolescents’ possible selves. In C. Dunkel & J. Kerpelman (Eds.), Possible selves: Theory, research and applications (pp.163-186). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Pittman, J. F., & Kerpelman, J. L.
(1993). Family work of husbands and fathers in dual-earner marriages. In J. Frankel (Ed.), The employed mother and the family context (pp.89-112). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Tuggle, F.J.*, Kerpelman, J. L.
, & Pittman, J. F. (2016). Young adolescents’ shared leisure activities with close friends and dating partners: Associations with supportive communication and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Leisure Research, 48, 374-394. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/JLR-2016-V48-I5-6899
Wheeler, B.*, & Kerpelman, J. L.
(2016). Change in disagreements about money, time, and sex and marital outcomes. Journal of Relationships Research, doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jrr.2016.8