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Bryan Spuhler

Dr. Bryan Spuhler

Assistant Professor


Bryan is grateful to come to USM as an Assistant Professor in the School of Child and Family Studies. After completing his Bachelor's degree in Business and Psychology at Utah Valley University, he spent a number of years as a Foster Care Case Manager in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. He then returned to academia and completed his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Utah State University. Bryan enjoys teaching and mentoring students through his research activities.

  • PHD - Utah State University (2020)
  • BS - Utah Valley University (2011)

FAM 475 Contemporary Issues Affecting Families
FAM 351 Marital and Family Relationships

  • Relationship education among incarcerated populations, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY REVIEW, 2019, 10.1080/01494929.2019.1589615
  • "I Don't Want to Make the Same Mistakes": Relationship Education Among Low-Income Single Adults, FAMILY RELATIONS, 2019, 10.1111/fare.12379
  • Sound Financial Management and Happiness: Economic Pressure and Relationship Satisfaction as Mediators, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2019, 10.1891/1052-3073.30.2.157
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Chinese (Limited Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Relationship Education, Program Evaluation, Family Policy, Relationship Expectations, Sexual Expectations, Financial Expectations, Intercultural Relationships