Faculty & Staff
Jared R. Anderson
Associate Professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services
- Departments & Academic Units:
- Contact Info:
113 Campus Creek Complex
- Courses I Teach:
- FSHS 885: Practicum in MFT
- FSHS 877: Individual and Family Assessment in MFT
- FSHS 870: Principles of MFT
- FSHS 983: MFT Process and Outcome Research
- Areas of Specialization:
- Marriage Formation and Development
- Democratic Community Building with Families
- Families and Health
- Military Families
- Ph.D. in Family Social Science with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Minnesota (2007)
- B.A. in Psychology, Graceland College (1998)
- M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University (2001)
Dr. Jared Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. His primary research interests are in marriage, families and health, and military families. What follows are his specific scholarly interests in each of these areas:
- Marriage: 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.
- Families & Health: Citizen Healthcare; the development of community based initiatives to engage citizens as co-producers of health and healthcare. He is particularly interested in the development of citizen partnerships to develop interventions and initiatives that target obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.
- Military Families: His research with military families includes a longitudinal investigation of the transition to marriage in the U.S. Army and he is currently working with personnel at Ft. Riley to answer questions related to military family life.
Dr. Anderson 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). This spring (May ’08) he is making his third trip to China and will be conducting workshops on marriage and family related issues as well as collecting research data. He hopes to make this an annual trip and is excited to have two graduate students accompany him this year.
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 a 2½ year old daughter. They love the outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, and spending time together as a family.