Claire Kimberly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies

My general research interests surround family communication and sexual health. I mostly do quantitative studies (e.g., online surveys, mailouts, etc.), but also have experience with qualitative information (i.e., interviews). Although a majority of my work in research has focused on sexuality, I would be very willing to work with students that are curious about how families discuss any "difficult" topics.

Selected Publications:

Kimberly, C., & Hans, J. D. (2012). Love styles and their role in relationships and sexuality. In M. Paludi (Ed.), The Psychology of Love (Vol. 2, pp. 157-169). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Hans, J. D., Kersey, M., & Kimberly, C. (2012). Self-perceived origins of and influences on attitudes toward homosexuality. Journal of Homosexuality, 59, 4-17.

Bradford, K., Gnatuk, C. A., Burnham, J. D., Arnold, A. L., & Kimberly, C. (2012). Parent education for vulnerable rural families. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues [on-line]. http://ncsu.edu/ffci/publications/2012/v17-n1-2012-spring/bradford-gnatuk-burnham-arnold-kimberly.php.

Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R., & Gnatuk, C. (2011). Impact of an agent in a cooperative extension program. Journal of Family Consumer Sciences Education, 29(2). Available at www.natefacs.org/JFCSE/v29no2/v29no2.html

Hans, J. D., & Kimberly, C. (2011). Abstinence, sex, and virginity: Do they mean what we think they mean? American Journal of Sexuality Education, 6, 329-342.

Werner-Wilson, R. J., Lianekhammy, J., Compton, L., Parker, T., Wood, N., Kimberly, C., et al. (2011). Alpha asymmetry in female military spouses. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 23, 202-217.

Hans, J. D., & Kimberly, C. (2011). Midwife-assisted childbirth: An educational intervention that changes attitudes. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 56, 371-375.

Kimberly, C. (2010). Book review. [Review of the book The Cambridge handbook of personal relationships, edited by A. L. Vangelisti and D. Perlman]. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 1, 154-157.



Selected Professional Presentations:

Kimberly, C., & Hans, J. (2012, November). Sexual self-disclosure and communication among swinger couples. Paper presented at the 2012 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R., Parker, T., Smith, D., & Bradley, K. (2012, November). From alpha to omega: A neurological analysis of marital conflict. Paper presented at the 2012 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

Hawks, J.M., Nordquist, E.N., Reed, K., Parker, T., Blackburn, K., Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R.J., & Wood, N.D. (2012, September). Couple’s empathy and mirrored physiology: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 2012 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Charlotte, NC.

Werner-Wilson, R. J., Lianekhammy, J., Compton, L., Wood, N., Parker, T., Kimberly, C. et al. (2011, November). A pilot study comparing influence of deployment on military families. Poster presented at the 2011 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

Kimberly, C., & Hans, J. (2011, February). Abstience, sex, and virginity. Paper presented at the 2011 Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX.

Kimberly, C., & Hans, J. (2010, November). Abstinence, sex, and virginity: Do they mean what we think they mean? Poster presented at the 2010 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Hans, J., & Kimberly, C. (2010, November). Midwife-assisted childbirth: An educational intervention that changes attitudes. Poster presented at the 2010 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Smith, D., Hans, J., & Kimberly, C. (2010, November). What happened to famology? Department name trends across three decades. Paper presented at the 2010 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Hans, J., Shipley, A., & Kimberly, C. (2009). Abortion attitudes in context: A multidimensional vignette approach. Poster presented at the 2009 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R., Gnatuk, C., & Mimbs, C. (2009). Analyzing the educator and student relationship in a parent education program. Poster presented at the 2009 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Brown, J., Kimberly, C., & Smith, A. (2008). Individual academic consultations: Discussion about study strategies to enhance academic life. Paper presented at the 2008 First Year Experience Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.