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Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Jeffrey Dew

Assistant Professor

Email: jeff.dew@usu.edu
Location: FCHD West 106
Office Phone: 797-9184
Fax: 797-7220

UMC 2705
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-2705

Research Projects

Money and Family Relationships

Time Use, Marriage, and Parenting



PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (Dual Title - HDFS/Demography)
MS, The Pennsylvania State University (Dual Title - HDFS/Demography)
BS, Brigham Young University (Psychology)

Departmental Role

My primary roles are conducting research and teaching. I also enjoy helping graduate students understand statistics.

Research Interests

The relationship consequences of financial financial behaviors and issues.

  • What happens to newlywed's marital satisfaction as they pay off their consumer debt?  What happens if they assume more debt?
  • How are cohabiting couples' disagreements over finances related to their relationship stability relative to other types of disagreements?
  • How has the recession influenced couples' relationships, and what can they do about it?

    Time-use, marital relationships, and parenting.  Examples:

  • How has the amount of time that married couples spend together has changed over the past four decades?
  • How do couples' time changes that occur when they become parents influence their marriage quality?
  • How do individuals' feelings about family life influence their marital quality and likelihood of divorce?

Courses Taught

FCHD 2400 Marriage and Family Relationships
FCHD 6220/7220 Family and Interpersonal Relationships (Graduate Level)

EDUC/PSY 6600 Research Design and Analysis I (Graduate Level, Statistics)
EDUC/PSY 7610 Research Design and Analysis II (Graduate Level, Statistics)

I will also teach FCHD 4230 (Family and Social Policy) in Fall 2010..