Jennifer L. Kerpelman, Ph.D.


Jennifer L. Kerpelman, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1994
(334) 844-3791 | 210 Spidle Hall
kerpejl@auburn.edu

Dissertations Directed as Major Professor:

Auburn University

Brandan Wheeler
Topic:
(in process) Marriage and finances

Alyssa McElwain
Topic:
(in process) Influences on adolescents' sexual health

Felicia Tuggle
Dissertation:
2014 “Assessing the Social and Developmental Significance of Young Adolescent's Shared Leisure Activities”

Marinda Harrell-Levy
Dissertation:
2012 “A Multi-Study Approach to Examining the Transformative Potential of Teaching Social Justice to High School Students”

Kate Stringer, Ph.D.
Dissertation:
2010 “Career Preparation during the transition from high school”

Suna Eryigit, Ph.D.
Dissertation:
2009 “Identity formation in context”

Jennifer Crosswhite-Gamble, Ph.D.
Dissertation:
2005 “Mediating mechanisms: Understanding the link between parenting and adolescent deviance”

Cuiting Li, Ph.D.
Dissertation:
2005 “Identity and young adult well‐being: A closer look at identity style and identity structure”

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Paul Schvaneveldt, Ph.D.
Dissertation:
1999 “The influence of parental behaviors during early adolescence on post‐secondary education attainment as mediated by academic achievement, peers and substance use”

Master's Theses Directed as Major Professor:

Auburn University

Angela Whittaker
Thesis:
2014 "Early Adolescents’ Attitudes about Engaging in Risky Relationship Behaviors: The Influence of Support, Control, and Self-esteem"

Caroline May
Thesis:
2014 “Believing Sexual Activity Makes One An Adult: Associations with Effective Parenting, and Adolescents' Educational Investments and Cumulative Sexual Risk Taking”

Kristy Malone
Thesis:
2011 “Linkages between identity formation, romantic relationship attachment, and life role salience among young adult women”

Marinda Harrell-Levy
Thesis:
2010 “Contributions of social support, future orientation and a school transition to school engagement among high school adolescents”

Janet Bowles-Soto
Thesis:
2009 “Adolescent romantic relationships: Comfort with intimacy, parental warmth and support, and exploration of dating partner identity”

Angela Montoya
Thesis:
2009 “Living in the global village: The value and development of global citizenship among youth”

Bailey Lathem
Thesis:
2008 “Adolescents' sexual risk behaviors: What roles do parental warmth, parental psychological control, adolescent well‐being, and demographics play?”

Kate Stringer
Thesis:
2007 “Career decision making: Implications for emerging adults' career Identity development”

Sarah Swart
Thesis:
2005 “Adolescent action‐taking: Associations with identity style, possible selves, and parental support”

Carolyn Stephens
Thesis:
2005 “Rural African American adolescents' future academic aspirations: The role of self‐beliefs and social support”

Bridget Wingo
Thesis:
2003 “Rural African American adolescents' future orientation: The influence of parent –adolescent relationship quality, academic achievement, and demographic factors”

Jennifer McFadyen
Thesis:
2003 “Impact of Army Family Team Building on work family fit”t

Lauren Scott
Thesis:
2002 “Future orientation in rural African‐American youth: The role of individual factors”

Cuiting Li
Thesis:
2002 “Parental influence on female adolescents' possible academic and career selves”

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Amy Claborn
Thesis:
1999 “Adolescent girls' future planning: The role of the mother‐daughter relationship”

Jun He
Thesis:
1996 “Career development self‐efficacy: Construction and validation of a scale”

Undergraduate Honors Theses Directed:

Auburn University

Kate Stringer
Honors Thesis:
2005 “Parental knowledge, perceived parental support and adolescent identity style”

Mary Elizabeth Hicky
Honors Thesis:
2001 “Possible selves: Expectations, hopes, and fears of young adults for their future life roles”