Michelle Jeanfreau

Assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Campus

Research Interests: Marital infidelity, financial infidelity, couples relationships, premarital therapy.

Outreach: Court appointed special advocates (CASA) trainer for Hancock County, Volunteer for South Mississippi Soccer Club

Teaching: Parenthood, Contemporary Issues Affecting the Quality of Life, Child Development, Family Theories, Family Life Education,

 

Publications:

Jeanfreau, M. M., Jurich, A., Mong, M. D. (2014). An Examination of Potential Attractions of Women’s Marital Infidelity. The American Journal of Family Therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 14-28.

Jeanfreau, M. M., Jurich, A., & Mong, M. D. (under review). Risk factors associated with women's marital infidelity. Contemporary Family Therapy.

Jeanfreau, M. M., Jurich, A., Mong, M. D. (in progress) Reducing cognitive dissonance as means of permission giving to have a marital affair.

Jeanfreau, M. M., & Mong, M. (in progress). Barriers to marital infidelity.

Lipscomb, K., Lipscomb, T., Mong, M. D., & Jeanfreau, M. M. (in progress). Decision making process that consumers use in choosing mental health providers.

 

Selected Grants funded:

Jeanfreau, M. M. & Mong, M. (2012) Barriers to women’s marital infidelity. ($800)

Jeanfreau, M. M. (2009). Kansas State University. A qualitative study investigating the decision-making, process of women’s participation in marital infidelity. Principal Investigator ($500)

 

Selected Professional Presentations:

Family Dinners, not Just a Meal

University of Southern Mississippi Student Services – August, 2013

An Examination of Potential Attractions of Women’s Marital Infidelity

Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – February, 2013

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - May, 2004

Gender Issues in the Supervision Process

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - October, 2003

Adolescent Sexuality

Kansas Child Service League, Topeka, KS - September, 2003

Eating Disorders

Kansas Child Service League, Manhattan, KS - June, 2003

Treating Marital Infidelity in Couples Therapy

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - June, 2003

 

Selected Service:

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Campus "Wow" Committee (2013 - current)

Department of Child and Family Studies – Family Studies work group (2012 – current)

College of Education and Psychology – Award Committee (2011 – current)

College of Education and Psychology – Search Committee for office manager (2011)

Department of Child and Family Studies Ad Hoc American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Accreditation Committee (2011)

Department of Child and Family Studies Strategic Plan and Recruitment Committee (2008-2012)

Department of Child and Family Studies Public Relations Committee (2008-2012)

Department of Child and Family Studies Ad Hoc University Priorities Committee (2010)

The Butch Oustalet Dinstinguished Professorship Awards Committee (2009 and 2010)