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Jared R. Anderson

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Associate Professor

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Contact Info:
113 Campus Creek Complex
(785) 532-4198
Courses I Teach:
  • FSHS 877: Individual and Family Assessment in MFT
  • FSHS 870: Couples and Sex Therapy
  • FSHS 983: MFT Research
Areas of Specialization:
  • Marriage and Health
  • Military Couples
  • Romantic Relationships in Mainland China
  • Couples on the Brink of Divorce
  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University (2001)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Graceland College (1998)
  • Ph.D. in Family Social Science, University of Minnesota (2007)

Short Biography

Jared R. Anderson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of marriage and family therapy and the associate school director in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. Dr. Anderson’s research interests include romantic relationship development, the process of change in marital quality across the lifespan and interventions to strengthen marriages and families. He is particularly interested in longitudinal research on marriage and how marriages change over time. He is conducting research in these areas in both the U.S. and China. Current studies include an investigation of the cognitive and relational factors that are associated with diabetes management in couples where one partner has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (in collaboration with the KU Diabetes Institute), the development of young adult romantic relationships in Mainland China, and a longitudinal study of newlywed Army couples. Clinically, Dr. Anderson is interested in working with couples on the brink of divorce and self-development approaches to marriage and relationship education. Along with Dr. Sandra Stith, Dr. Anderson is currently funded by the USAF Family Advocacy Program to conduct a variety of program evaluation projects and he receives funding from the Kansas Department of Children and Families to track indicators of child and family well-being in the state of Kansas. Dr. Anderson is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marriage and Family, the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and Marriage and Family Review. He is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR).

Jared grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, MO, where most of his family still resides. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they have three young children. They love the outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, and spending time together as a family.

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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
+1 (785) 532-5500

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