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Who We Are

Scott Stanley, PhD

Scott M. Stanley is a research professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.  He specializes in research on couple development, cohabitation, commitment, and understanding how couples do over time, and why.  

Howard Markman, PhD

Howard J. Markman is a professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies.  He specializes in research on understanding and preventing marital distress and divorce.  

Galena Kline Rhoades, PhD

Galena Kline Rhoades is a senior researcher at the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.  Her research focuses on understanding dating and cohabiting relationships and how couples change and grow over time.

Gretchen Kelmer, M.A.

Gretchen Kelmer is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Denver. She is currently interested in examining the role of communications technology in romantic relationships, implementing Motivational Interviewing-based approaches to couples therapy, and viewing commitment processes through the lens of long-distance relationships.

Lea Gentry

Lea Gentry graduated from the University of Denver in 2008 with a BS in Biology & Psychology, concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience. She is a research assistant in the Center for Marital and Family Studies. In addition to her studies in psychology, she is interested in working in the medical field. She plans to pursue a degree in radiation oncology, specializing in treatment planning and dosimetry.

Erica Ragan

Erica Ragan is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Denver and is the participant liaison for the Relationship Development Study.  Her research interests are in how couples change over time, with a special emphasis on the role of positive factors in the development of relationships.

Amanda Maddox

Amanda Maddox graduated summa cum laude in 2007 with a BA in Psychology from the University of Denver. She is a full-time research assistant in the Center for Marital and Family Studies and spends most of her time on the Relationship Development Study. She plans to earn a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is interested in research on couples' sexual functioning and practices and how sexuality relates to relationship satisfaction within committed relationships.

For inquiries about the Relationship Development Study please contact us at relationshipstudy@du.edu or 1-888-846-0148.

 

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