Tyler B. Jamison, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Tyler Jamison

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-5587
Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 201, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Jamison is a family and relationship scholar who writes and presents nationally on research that explores the well-being of young adult couples and families. Her research specifically focuses on how individuals learn and grow through their romantic relationships to develop healthier, more authentic partnerships.

Dr. Jamison is an expert qualitative researcher whose methodological work has been featured through academic books, webinars, and invited presentations. She is actively engaged in public scholarship through her blog on Psychology Today (Assembly Required), her role as the Co-editor of the Digital Scholarship Board for the Journal of Family Theory and Review, and her leadership on Relevate, a team that provides free access to research written for lay audiences.

In 2023 Dr. Jamison received the Class of 1938 Professorship es acknowledgement for excellence in teaching.

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 545: Intimate Relationships & Fam
  • HDFS 625: Adult Development and Aging
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 697W: SpcTop/Prof Writ in Human Serv
  • HDFS 707: Practicum
  • HDFS 746: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 746/846: Human Sexuality
  • HDFS 757/857: Race, Class, Gender & Families
  • HDFS 782: Family Internship
  • HDFS 792: Family Internship Seminar
  • HDFS 846: Human Sexuality


  • Ph.D., Human Development&Family Study, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • M.S., Human Development&Family Study, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • B.A., Psychology, Miami University - Ohio

Selected Publications

  • Jamison, T. B., & Kanter, J. B. (2023). Young Adults’ Cohabitation and Dating Decisions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Exploration of Romantic and Developmental Context. Emerging Adulthood, 11(6), 1489-1501. doi:10.1177/21676968231201084

  • Tarantino, M. R., & Jamison, T. B. (2023). Resilience Through Relationship Experiences: A Qualitative Exploration of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Romantic Development. LGBTQ+ Family: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 19(5), 351-366. doi:10.1080/27703371.2023.2212621

  • Beckmeyer, J. J., & Jamison, T. B. (2023). Understanding singlehood as a complex and multifaceted experience: Insights from relationship science. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 15(3), 562-577. doi:10.1111/jftr.12497

  • Day, M., Jamison, T., & Ganong, L. (2023). The utility of participatory family diagramming in qualitative research: Multidisciplinary applications and practical advice. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 17(1), 1-15.

  • Jamison, T. B. (2022). Intimate inequalities: Millennials' romantic relationships in contemporary times. JOURNAL OF FAMILY THEORY & REVIEW, 14(2), 294-301. doi:10.1111/jftr.12455

  • Jamison, T. B., Ganong, L., & Proulx, C. M. (2017). Unmarried Coparenting in the Context of Poverty: Understanding the Relationship Between Stress, Family Resource Management, and Resilience. JOURNAL OF FAMILY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES, 38(3), 439-452. doi:10.1007/s10834-016-9518-z

  • Jamison, T. B., Coleman, M., Ganong, L. H., & Feistman, R. E. (2014). Transitioning to Postdivorce Family Life: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Resilience in Coparenting. FAMILY RELATIONS, 63(3), 411-423. doi:10.1111/fare.12074

  • Jamison, T. B., & Proulx, C. M. (2013). Stayovers in emerging adulthood: Who stays over and why?. PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 20(1), 155-169. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6811.2012.01407.x

  • Ganong, L. H., Coleman, M., Feistman, R., Jamison, T., & Markham, M. S. (2012). Communication Technology and Postdivorce Coparenting. Family Relations, 61(3), 397-409. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00706.x

  • Jamison, T. B., & Ganong, L. (2011). "We're not living together:" Stayover relationships among college-educated emerging adults. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 28(4), 536-557. doi:10.1177/0265407510384897

  • Most Cited Publications