Claire Kimberly

Assistant Professor, Director of CFS MS Program

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Outreach: Currently the Secretary for the Education and Enrichment Section with the National Council on Family Relations Organization (2016-2018). Dr. Claire Kimberly is also the faculty advisor for the undergraduate STAR research team. 

Teaching: Sexuality in the Family, Contemporary Issues Affecting the Quality of Life, Program Evaluation and Assessment, Family Life Education, Families in Later Life, Family Theories, Family Life Cycle, Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships, Research Methods

 

Selected Publications (* student):

Brame, M.*, Kuss, D.*, McLain, J.*, & Kimberly, C. (in press). Variations in couples’ egalitarian attitudes: Implications for therapists. Journal of Gender Studies. doi:10.1080/09589236.2017.1340152

Kimberly, C., Williams, A., Creel, S. (in press). Women’s introduction to alternative sexual behaviors through erotica and its association to relational and personal health. Sex Roles, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s11199-017-0771-x

Hooper, A.*, Spann, C.*, Kimberly, C., & McCray, T.* (in press). Revisiting the basics: Understanding potential demographic differences with John Gottman’s Four Horsemen and emotional flooding. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families.

Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2017). Decade review of literature of research on lesbian romantic relationship satisfaction. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11, 119-135. doi:10.1080/15538605.2017.1310009

Kimberly, C., & Linton, R. D.* (2017). How time with a father relates to child’s sexual health. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 25, 196-203. doi:10.1177/1066480717699824

Kimberly, C., Williams, A., Drawdy, D.* & Cruz, C.*(2017). Brief report: Young adult women, sexting, and risky sexual behaviors. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 10(1), 1-8.  Available at http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol10/iss1/1  

Kimberly, C., Clark, P., & Werner-Wilson, R. (2016). From research to practice: Increasing ability of practitioners to relate family-of-origin communicative techniques to current marital satisfaction. Journal of Human Sciences & Extension, 4(1), 51-69.

Kimberly, C. (2016). Assessing political opinions about transgender legal rights using a multiple-segment factorial vignette approach. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 13, 73-83. doi:10.1007/s13178-015-0216-7

Kimberly, C, & Hans, J. (2015). From fantasy to reality: A grounded theory of marital success in the swinging lifestyle. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1-11. doi:10.1007/s10508-015-0621-2

Kimberly, C., & Moore, A.* (2015). Attitudes to practice: National survey of adoption obstacles faced by gay and lesbian prospective parents. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 27, 436-456. doi:10.1080/10538720.2015.1085347

Kimberly, C. (2015). Permission to cheat: Ethnography of a swingers’ convention. Sexuality & Culture, 1, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s12119-015-9309-y

Hans, J. D., & Kimberly, C. (2014). Abortion attitudes in context: A multidimensional vignette approach. Social Science Research, 48, 145-156. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.06.001

Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R., Parker, T., & Lianekhammy, J. (2014). Alpha to Omega: A neurological analysis of marital conflict. Contemporary Family Therapy, 36, 83-92. doi:10.1007/s10591-013-9296-9

Kimberly, C., & Werner-Wilson, R. (2013). From John Lee to John Gottman: Recognizing intra- and interpersonal differences to promote marital satisfaction. Journal of Human Sciences & Extension, 1(2), 32-46.

Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R., & Motes, Z.* (2013). Brief report: Expanding the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 11, 88-93. doi:10.1007/s13178-013-0124-7

Hans, J. D., Kersey, M., & Kimberly, C. (2012). Self-perceived origins of and influences on attitudes toward homosexuality.  Journal of Homosexuality, 59, 4-17.  doi:10.1080/00918369.2012.638547

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. doi:10.1080/15546128.2011.624475

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00036.x

 

 

Selected Professional Presentations (*student):

Kimberly, C., & Hardman, A. (2016). Applying a feminist lens to study the bystander effect on college campuses. Paper presented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hooper, A.*, Spann, A.*, McCray, T.*, & Kimberly, C. (2016). Does negative marital communication patterns vary by ethnicity or gender? Poster presented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Houston, C.*, Sacco, K. L.*, Thomas, A.*, & Kimberly, C. (2016). How sexual debut can influence students’ satisfaction and self-esteem. Poster presented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Holmes, A.*, Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2016). Ethical strengths and dilemmas with innovative approaches to studying women’s sexual and relational well-being. Poster presented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rayborn, I.*, Goncalves, J.*, Williams, A., Hubler, D., Kimberly, C., & Pomeroy, C.*(2016). Model body size in the media and female college student body image. Poster presented at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Barnes, A.*, Dodson, M.*, & Kimberly, C. (2016). Attachment and sexuality.  Poster presented at the 2016 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cruz, C.*, Drawdy, D.*, Ganucheau, B.*, Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2015, November). Investigating the relationship between social media and engagement in sexual behaviors. Poster presented at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver, Canada.

Kimberly, C. (2015, November). Exploring the opinions on legal rights for same-sex and transgender individuals. Paper presented at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver, Canada.

Thomas, A.*, Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2015, November). Decade review of research on same-sex romantic relationships. Poster presented at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver, Canada.

Jernigan, C.*, Williams, A., Kimberly, C. (2015, November). Mississippi strong: A family photovoice project. Poster presented at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver, Canada.

Moore, A.*, & Kimberly, C. (2015, November). National survey assessing adoption agencies’ views on same-sex parenting. Poster symposium presented at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver, Canada.

Baas, J.*, Williams, A., & Kimberly, C. (2015, November). 50 Shades of Grey: Women’s SEM consumption and intimate relationships. Poster presented at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver, Canada.

Cruz, C.*, Drawdy, D.*, Ganucheau, B.*, Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2015, April). Social media’s influence on sexual behavior. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Undergraduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Jernigan, C. *, Williams, A., & Kimberly, C. (2015, April). Mississippi strong: Family photovoice project. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Undergraduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Baas, J. *, Williams, A., & Kimberly, C. (2015, April). 50 Shades of Grey: Women’s SEM consumption and intimate relationships. Poster presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Undergraduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Powell, L.*, Williams, A., & Kimberly, C. (2015, April). Women’s high-tech erotic literature engagement and relationship well-being implications for family life education and marriage and family therapy. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Undergraduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Thomas, A.**, Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2015, April). Decade review of research on same-sex romantic relationships. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS. *Received award for best submission.

Linton, R.*, & Kimberly, C. (2015, April). Public’s opinions on homosexual versus transgender rights. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Baxley, J.*, Williams, A., & Kimberly, C. (2015, April). Innovative approaches to studying women’s hi-tech erotica engagement. Poster presented at the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS. *Received award for best submission.

Cruz, C.**, Drawdy, D.*, Ganucheau, B.*, Kimberly, C., & Williams, A. (2015, March). Social media’s influence on sexual behaviors. Paper presented at the 2015 Southeastern Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Shreveport, LA. *Funded by the Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research ($1000). Also received the award for best undergraduate paper.

Moore, A.*, & Kimberly, C. (2015, March). Policy to practice: Evaluating adoption agencies’ views on working with same-sex couples. Paper presented at the 2015 Southeastern Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Shreveport, LA.

Williams, A., Kimberly, C., & Baxley, J.* (2014, November). Women¹s high-tech erotic literature engagement and relationship well-being. Paper presented at the 2014 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Linton, R.,* & Kimberly, C. (2014, November). Fathers’ influence on daughter’s sexual behavior. Poster presented at the 2014 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Linton, R.**, & Kimberly, C. (2014). Fathers’ influence on adolescent sexual behavior. Paper presented at the 2014 University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS. *Received award for best submission.