Claire Kimberly

Assistant Professor

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Outreach: Elected Secretary for both the Affiliate Councils Board with the National Council on Family Relations Organization (2015-2017) and for the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (2013-2015).

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

Student Projects: Drs. Claire Kimberly and Amanda Williams are faculty advisors for the undergraduate STAR research team. For more information, please visit this website.

 

Selected Publications (* student):

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

Hans, J. D., & Kimberly, C. (2014). Abortion attitudes in context: A multidimensional vignette approach. Social Science Research. 32-70. 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

Gianatassio, H.*, & Kimberly, C. (2014). Grief and the Internet:  Insight for FCS professionals. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 106, 41-47.

Huff, N., Werner-Wilson, R.R., & Kimberly, C. (2014). Electrical brain activity, family functioning, and parent-adolescent conflict communication. Contemporary Family Therapy, 36, 3, 409-416. doi:10.1007/s10591-014-9307-5

Clark, P., & Kimberly, C. (2014). Impact of fees among low-income clients in a training clinic. Contemporary Family Therapy, 36, 363-368. doi:10.1007/s10591-014-9303-9 Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10591-014-9303-9 

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), 1-18.

Kimberly, C., Werner-Wilson, R., & Motes, Z.* (2013) Brief report: Expanding the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/journal/13178

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.

 

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.