Certificate Advanced Research Methods for Development and Family Science, 2021
Certificate College and University Teaching, Auburn University, 2020
M.S. Human Development and Family Science, East Carolina University, 2016-2018
B.S. Child Development, minor Psychology, Appalachian State University, 2012-2016
• Romantic relationships
• Relationship Education
• Online Dating
• Sexual Behavior
• Technology usage for relational connections
Almond, L., Baugh, E., Mallette, J., & Harcourt-Medina, K. (2021). Together We Can: Increase couple functioning for low-ses families. The Family Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1066480720977514
Almond, L., Parson, L., & Resor, J. (2021). Lessons from the field: Graduate student-faculty mentoring in family science. Family Relations. DOI: 10.1111/fare.12517
Almond, L., Rodriguez-Vongsavanh, Y., & Taylor, A. (2021). Emerging adult’s racial and ethnic perceptions of online dating. Sexuality and Culture, 25(1), 152-166. DOI:10.1007/s12119-020-09763-z
Mallette, J., Almond, L., & Leonard, H. (2020). Fostering healthy relationships: An exploration of the support and relational needs of foster caregivers. Children and Youth Services Review, 110(2020), https://doi.org/10.106/j.childyouth.2020.104760
Almond, L., Harcourt, K., & Taylor, A. (2019). Online dating: Is hooking up the goal? Psychology Research and Applications, 2019(4), 81-88. DOI:10.22606/pra.2019.14001
Almond, L., Hall, E., & Devore, E. (2020). Establishing equitable mentoring in higher education. In L. Parson & C. Ozaki (Eds.), Teaching & Learning for Social Justice and Equity in Higher Education: Theory and Foundations. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave.
Almond, L., Vilches, S., & Adler-Baeder, F. (2021, November). Exploring elements in a college service-learning course that promote teaching efficacy for community-based delivery of youth relationship education. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations Conference. Virtual Conference.
Almond, L. & Rodriguez-Vongsavanh, Y. (2020, November). Racial and Ethnic Influence in Online Dating Perceptions. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations Conference. Virtual Conference.
Almond, L., McGill, J., & Adler-Baeder, F. (2020, April). Demographic variations in mindfulness levels. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations. Birmingham, AL. (Conference moved to online format due to COVID-19)
Almond, L. & Mallette, J. (2020, April). Religiosity and online dating behaviors: The mediating role of perceptions and concerns. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations. Birmingham, AL. (Conference moved to online format due to COVID-19)
Hall, E., Almond, L., Devore, E., & Parson, L. (2019, December). Establishing equitable mentoring programs in higher education. General interest session oral presentation at the 2019 NASPA Multicultural Institute: Advancing Equity and Inclusive Practice conference. New Orleans, LA.
Almond, L., Parson, L., & Resor, J. (2019, November). Mentoring graduate students within family science. Lightning paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations Conference. Fort Worth, TX.
HDFS 1103 Marriage and Family Relations; East Carolina University; Greenville, NC
HDFS 2001 Child Development II: Middle Childhood through Young Adulthood; East Carolina University; Greenville, NC
HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context; Auburn University; Auburn, AL
HDFS 2003 Marriage and Family in a Global Context (online course); Auburn University; Auburn, AL
HDFS 3930 Service Learning; Auburn University; Auburn, AL
Graduate Research Assistant, Alabama Youth Relationship Education (2021-Present)
Graduate Research Assistant, Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative (2018-2020)
2021 Dissertation funding grant, Auburn University
2020 Certified Family Life Educator
2018 Goebel-Macklin Award, Groves Annual Conference
2018 Outstanding HDFS-MS Graduate, East Carolina University [University]
2018 NCFR Honor Student Award, National Council on Family Relations [National]
I love Harry Potter! Both the books and movies.
If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?
I’ve always thought it would be neat to be an archeologist.
What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
Graduate school is just as much about the friendships and lasting relationships that you make as it is about the knowledge and experiences you gain.