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Military Couples Becoming Parents Project
Jared A. Durtschi, Ph.D. (Principle Investigator)
209 Campus Creek Complex
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-7500

785-532-1488
jadmft@k-state.edu

Kristy Soloski, M.S. (Co-Investigator)
243 Campus Creek Complex
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-7500

785-532-6984
ksoloski1@k-state.edu

Who are the Researchers?

Principle Investigator

Jared DurtschiDr. Jared Durtschi received his Ph.D. from The Florida State University in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a Certificate in Measurement and Statistics. He received his M.S. from Purdue University Calumet in Child Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jared is currently an assistant professor at Kansas State University, teaching courses on family therapy, advanced statistics, and providing clinical supervision to M.S. and Ph.D. therapists in the marriage and family therapy program.

Dr. Durtschi’s father served in the U.S. Army for 20 years; thus, Dr. Durtschi grew up in a military family that lived at a number of different bases across the U.S., and in Germany. Dr. Durtschi has been married for 8 years and has 3 young children. He has been studying how couples can stay happy throughout the adjustment to having their first child ever since he and his wife were pregnant with their first child. He finds this a very important area of study and is very excited about conducting this study.

Co-Investigator

Kristy Soloski received her M.S. from Purdue University Calumet in Child Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kristy is currently a second year doctoral student at Kansas State University working towards her Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Services with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and is working as a therapist intern at the Kansas State Family Center. Kristy has taught courses in child development, elementary psychology, introductory statistics, and adolescent substance use. She is a fellow of the SAMHSA/AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program whose mission statement is to train clinicians to work with underserved populations and in the treatment of substance use.