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Mark O. Jarvis

Marko and Catica with children (Lucy, Spencer, and Rachel)


Education

Doctoral Student: Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas at Austin, 2000 - present

Master of Science: Marriage, Family, and Human Development
Brigham Young University, 2000
Masterís Thesis: Premarital Predictors of Conflict Style in Early Marriage

Bachelor of Science: Family Sciences
Brigham Young University, 1997


Awards

Graduate Fellow
Preemptive Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin, 2001.

Outstanding Graduate Student
Awarded by the Utah Council on Family Relations, 2002.

Merlin and Edna Sant Graduate Student Scholarship
Brigham Young University, Center for Family Studies, 1999-2000 academic year.

Tuition Award
Brigham Young University, Department of Family Sciences Financial Award, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 academic years.


Teaching Experience

Family Relationships.
The University of Texas at Austin.
Human Development and Family Sciences 304; Women's Studies 301.
January-May, 2002.

Human Development through the Lifespan.
Utah Valley State College.
Psychology 1100; Education, Child, and Family Studies 1100.
January-April 2000.
May-June 2000

Preparation for Marriage.
Brigham Young University. Marriage, Family and Human Development 301.
January-April, 2000.

Child Development, Ages 6-12.
Utah Valley State College. Education, Child, and Family Studies 2350.
January-April 2000.


Research Experience

PAIR (Processes of Adaptation in Intimate Relationships) Project
Supervisor: Ted Huston, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin.
January 2002 - present

UT-TRAC (University of Texas - Tracing Relationships and Commitment) Project
Supervisor: Catherine A. Surra, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin.
August 2000 - present

RELATE (RELATionship Evaluation) Project
Supervisor: Thomas B. Holman, Ph.D.
The RELATE Institute (formerly the Marriage Study Consortium), Brigham Young University.
September 1998 - August 2000


Teaching and Research Assistantships

Teaching Assistantship, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Human Ecology: September 2002 - present.

Teaching Assistantship, Brigham Young University, School of Family Life: September 1998 - April, 2000.

Research Assistantship, Brigham Young University, School of Family Life: September 1998 - April 2000.


Publications

Haynes, D., & Jarvis, M. O. (2003). Latter-day Saint Families: Beliefs and Practices. In J. J. Ponzetti (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships, Second Edition.

Holman, T. B., & Jarvis, M. O. (in press). Replicating and validating Gottman's couple conflict types using survey data. Personal Relationships


Professional Presentations

Surra, C. A., Gray, C. R., Cottle, N. R., Boettcher, T. M. J., & Jarvis, M. O. (2002). The study of dating and mate selection: What do we really know? Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Houston, TX.

Gray, C. R., Surra, C. A., & Jarvis, M. O. (2001). Agreeableness as a predictor of interpersonal trust. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Rochester, NY.

Jarvis, M. O. (2001). "Improving Your Marriage." Presentation given to the LDS Austin Institute, Austin, TX. 2 November, 2001.

Holman, T. B., & Jarvis, M. O. (2000). Replicating and Validating Gottman's Couple Conflict Types Using Survey Data. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Jarvis, M. O., Holman, T. B., & Larson, J. H. (1999). Premarital Prediction of Marital Quality: Principles for Practice. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Utah Council on Family Relations, Utah State University campus, Logan, UT.

Jarvis, M. O., Holman, T. B., & Larson, J. H. (1999). Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality and Stability: Principles for Practice. Paper presented at the annual Brigham Young University Graduate Student Conference, Brigham Young University campus, Provo, UT.

Holman, T. B., Larson, J. H., & Jarvis, M. O. (1999). Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality and Stability: Principles for Practice. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Irvine, CA.


Community Presentations

Jarvis, M. O. (2002). "Enhancing Your Marriage." Presentation given to the LDS Austin Institute, 1 March, 2002.

Jarvis, M. O. (2001). "Improving Your Marriage." Presentation given to the LDS Austin Institute, Austin, TX. 2 November, 2001.

Jarvis, M. O. (2000). "Marriage and Family Relations." Presentation given to the combined Priesthood and Relief Society groups of the BYU 203rd Ward, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Provo, UT. May, 2000.


Organizations and Committees

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), 1999 - present

  • General member
  • Proposal Reviewer, Theory Construction and Research Methods workshop, National Council of Family Relations annual conference, 2000.

Utah Council on Family Relations (UCFR), 1999 - 2000

  • General member
  • Student Representative, Utah Council on Family Relations, 1999-2000.

The PAIR Project at the University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator, Ted L. Huston
Page last modified: 5 February 2003