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Educational Leadership and Human Development

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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Peterson, Ryan Dr. Ryan Peterson

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Child and Family Development

Education

Ph.D. Child and Family Development. University of Georgia (2007).
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy.  Kansas State University (2003).
B.S. Family Science. Brigham Young University (2000).

Classes Regularly Taught

CFD 1010 Individual and Family Relationships
CFD 3230 Family Systems and Lifespan Development
CFD 3710 Field Experience in Child and Family Development
CFD 4250 Selected Topic: Transition to Marriage
CFD 4250 Selected Topic: Divorce
CFD 4745 Senior Seminar
CFD 4850 Family Policy Advocacy

Research Interests:  Chinese families, emerging adulthood, marriage and family therapy, and sibling relationships

Recent Publications and Presentations

Peterson, F. R., Anderson, J. R., Chih-Yuan, S. L., & Zheng, F. (2009, November). Chinese emerging adults: Sibling influence on risky behavior and attitudes. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations. San Francisco, CA.

Anderson, J. R., Johnson, M. D., Ratcliffe, G. C., Weidower, S, E., Chen, W., & Peterson, F. R.  (2009, November). An application of Marital Horizon Theory to emerging adults in China.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations. San Francisco, CA.

McElroy, R. H. & Peterson, F. R. (in press). The efficacy of teaching the practical and compassionate methodologies for addressing poverty according to the Ruby Payne Model to undergraduate students of a Midwestern university. Insights to a Changing World, accepted November 1, 2009.

Simons, L. G., Peterson, F. R. & Burt, C. H. (2009). The effect of religion on the attitudes and risky behavior of college males and females. Deviant Behavior, 30(5), 467-485.

Peterson, F. R., Simons, L. G., & Rothermel, R. (2008, November). The moderating effect of sibling delinquency on risky behavior during emerging adulthood. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations. Little Rock, AR.

Peterson, F..R. (2008, August). Coping with family and other environmental stress in the classroom. University  of Central Missouri Professional Development In-Service for Charter School Educators. Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Peterson, F. R. (2008, May). Children and discipline: Parenting strategies, effectiveness, and long term effects. Donguang Middle School. Dongguang City, China.

Peterson, F. R. (2008, May). Children and discipline: Parenting strategies, effectiveness, and long term effects. Department of Education for the Guangdon Province. Guangzhou, China.

Peterson, F. R. (2008, May). Working with parents: The importance of educators connecting families to the classroom. Department of Education for the Guangdon Province. Guangzhou, China

Anderson, J. R., Meeves, R., Meredith, W., & Peterson (2008, June). Fatherhood: The state of the research. Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Sociology Institute. Shanghai,   China.

Anderson, J. R., Meeves, R., Meredith, W., & Peterson (2008, June). Marriage and family therapy discussion. Clearsky Psych-consulting Center.  Guangzhou, China.

Bordere, T. C., Chang, I. J., & Peterson, F. R. (2007, November). The right sex for my child: College students’ prediction of their first child. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Chang, I. J., Bordere, T. C., Peterson, F. R., & Thomsen, D. L. (2007, November). I didn’t know what I was doing: Meaning-making and well-being around first sexual intercourse. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nelson Goff, B. S., Peterson, F. R., Berg. N., Williams, T., & Clark, C. (2006). The single-trauma couple: A case analysis of a clinical session transcript. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 5, 59-77.

Anderson, S. R., Templeton, B. G., Johnson L. N., Childs, N. M., & Peterson F. R. (2006, October). Enactments and Connection in Couple Therapy: A Process Study. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Austin, TX.

Peterson, F. R. & Simons, L. G. (2005, November). The Influence of Religion on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Peterson, F. R.  (2005, February).  Adult sibling relationships and parental caregiver stress. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of QUINT State: Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development, Athens, GA.

Anderson, S. R., Templeton, B., Childs, N., Peterson, F. R., & Slater, L. (2005, February). Linking enactments to emotional connection in couples therapy.  Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of QUINT State: Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development, Athens, GA.


Contact Dr. Peterson at rpeterson@ucmo.edu