Diana R. Samek, Ph.D.

Julianne McGill Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2016
(334) 844-3189 | 110B M White Smith Hall

Research Projects:

Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative
Research Assistant Professor, Statewide outreach and research project in partnership with the the Family Resource Center Network, and a consortium of other State and community agencies focused on promoting access to family life educational resources for all citizens and supporting healthy relationships, marriages, and stable families. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.

Couples Connecting Mindfully
This couple relationship education curriculum was developed by faculty, staff, and students involved in the Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative in the Human Development and Family Studies department at Auburn University. The class is focused on education and skills for healthy relationships with an emphasis on mindfulness-based stress reduction strategies to enhance individual functioning and couple well-being. The evaluation of the curriculum is in the beginning stages.