Tyler Jamison

Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 201, Durham, NH 03824
Tyler B. Jamison, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

My research focuses on romantic relationship development and dissolution. Using primarily qualitative methods, my research explores how relationship experiences are contextualized by socioeconomic status, education level, family structure background, developmental stage, and co-residential status. I am particularly interested in identifying disparities in partnering experiences between young adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds.


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

Courses Taught

  • FS 757: Race, Class, Gender & Families
  • FS 782: Family Internship
  • FS 792: Family Internship Seminar
  • HDFS 625: Adult Development and Aging
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 697: Top/ISci of Happily Ever After
  • HDFS 757: Race, Class, Gender & Families
  • HDFS 757/857: Race, Class, Gender & Families
  • HDFS 760: Family Programs and Policies
  • HDFS 760/860: Family Programs and Policies
  • HDFS 782: Family Internship
  • HDFS 792: Family Internship Seminar
  • HDFS 860: Family Programs and Policies
  • HDFS 911: Grad Internship/Adolescent Dev

Selected Publications

Ganong, L., Coleman, M., Chapman, A., & Jamison, T. (2018). Stepchildren Claiming Stepparents. Journal of Family Issues, 39(6), 1712-1736. doi:10.1177/0192513x17725878

Jamison, T. B. (2018). Cohabitation Transitions Among Low-income Parents: A Qualitative Investigation of Economic and Relational Motivations. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39(1), 73-87. doi:10.1007/s10834-017-9546-3

Jamison, T. (2018). Uprooting grounded theory: Understanding low-income couples’ cohabitation decisions. In A. Humble, & M. E. Radina (Eds.), How qualitative data analysis happens: Moving beyond “themes emerged” (pp. 142-156). New York, NY: Routledge.

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

Feistman, R., Jamison, T., Coleman, M., & Ganong, L. (2016). Renegotiating Nonresidential Father-Child Relationships During Emerging Adulthood. Family Relations, 65(5), 673-687. doi:10.1111/fare.12223

Ganong, L., Jamison, T., & Chapman, A. (2016). Assessing differences in intimate partner obligations based on relationship status, gender, and parental status. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33(7), 867-891. doi:10.1177/0265407515605665

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

Ganong, L. H., Coleman, M., Feistman, R., Jamison, T., & Stafford Markham, M. (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

Ganong, L., Coleman, M., Jamison, T., & Feistman, R. (n.d.). Divorced mothers’ coparental boundary maintenance after parents repartner.. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(2), 221-231. doi:10.1037/fam0000064

Most Cited Publications