Jennie Dilworth

Professor, Psychology 9 Month


Education

Texas Woman’s University: Ph.D in Family Studies, Minor in Psychology                 

University of North Texas: M.Ed in Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis|

Brigham Young University: B.S. in Psychology, Minors in French and Music
      

Teaching Experience

Georgia Southern University, Associate Professor of Child & Family Development, 1997-2013.

North Central Texas College, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology, 1995-1997.

Texas Woman’s University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1997.

Collin County Community College, Associate Faculty, 1996.

Professional Experience

Therapist, Counseling Center of Denton, Denton, TX 1990-1995.

Therapist & Education Consultant, Parenting Guidance Center, Fort Worth, TX, 1989.

Child Protective Services Specialist, Department of Human Services, Lewisville, TX, 1987-1989.

Professional Publications

Dilworth, J. E. L & Rouse-Arnett, M. (2012). No baby mama drama: Examining early influences on the choice to avoid pregnancy in young adult African American women. Feminist Family Therapy, 24(3), 247-271.

Dilworth, J. E. L. (2009). Parents as co-educators: Do effective sex education programs include parents? Family Science Review, 14(1), 9 pgs.

Rouse-Arnett, M., & Dilworth, J. E. L. (2006). Early influences on African-American  women’s sexuality. Feminist Family Therapy, 18(3), 39-61.

Maurer, T. W., Beasley, J. J., Dilworth, J. E. L., Hall, A. H., Kropp, J. J., Rouse-Arnett, M., & Taulbee, J. C. (2006). Multiple influences on student course evaluations: A comprehensive analysis. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 98, 39-45.

Rouse-Arnett, M., Dilworth, J. E. L., & Stephens, D. (2005). The influence of social institutions on African-American women’s sexual values and attitudes. Feminist Family Therapy, 17(2), 1-15.

Hall, A. H., & Dilworth, J. E. L. (2005). Children’s perceptions of the psychosocial climate of school-age child care programs. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 20(1), 37-48.

Dilworth, J. E. L., & Kingsbury, N. (2005). Home-to-job spillover for Generation X, Boomers, and Matures: A comparison. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 26(2), 267-281.

Shankar, P., Dilworth, J. E. L., & Cone, D. (2004). Dietary intake and health behavior among black and white college females. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 33(2), 159-171.

Dilworth, J. E. L. (2004). Predictors of negative spillover from family to work. Journal of Family Issues, 25, 241-261.

Dilworth, J. E. L. (2003). [Review of the book Arenas of comfort in adolescence: A study of adjustment in context]. Journal of Adolescence, 26, 143-44. (Non-refereed)

Dilworth, J. E. L. (2002). Teaching Tools and Techniques. Skits: Active Learning in Action. Journal of Teaching in Marriage and Family, 2(4), 437-443.

Dilworth, J. E. L., Chenoweth, L., & Engelbrecht, J.  (2000). A qualitative study of the money goals of college students and their parents. Financial Counseling and Planning, 11(2), 33-42.

Dilworth, J. E. L., & Hildreth, G. J. (1997/1998). Long-term unresolved grief: Applying Bowlby’s variants to adult survivors of early parental death. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 36(2), 147-159.

Professional Presentations

Presentations at International Meetings

Dilworth, J. E. L., & Hall, A. H. (2007, April). Do family-supportive environments ease parenting burden? An examination of workplace flexibility, child care assistance, supervisor support and child care choice. Paper presented at the Community, Work, & Family II International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Cone, D., Dilworth, J., & Shankar, P. (2003, November). Body image satisfaction and weight loss behavior between black and white college females. Poster presented by first author at the annual meeting of the International Textiles and Apparel Association, Savannah, GA.

Cone, D., Shankar, P., & Dilworth, J. (2002, August). The relationship of body image perception and body mass index. Paper presented by first author at the annual meeting of the International Textiles and Apparel Association, New York, NY.

Presentations at National Meetings

Dilworth, J. E. L. & Rouse-Arnett, M. (2011, November). Opportunity cost: Masculinity and sexual status among young African American men. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, 73rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Dilworth, J. E. L. (2009, June). Blogs, vlogs, audio lectures & more: How to multiply yourself, save time, and keep students engaged. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Family Science Association Annual Conference, St. George, UT.

Dilworth, J. E. L. (2008, November). Men, women, and work-family spillover: A review of recent research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, 70th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Dilworth, J. E. L. & Rouse-Arnett, M. A. (2007, November). Sexual decision-making in an age of false security. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, 69th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Rouse-Arnett, M. A., & Dilworth, J. E. L. (2007, October). The dangers of withholding sexual information: Implications for parents, educators, and clinicians. Poster presented by first author at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Dilworth, J. E. (2006, June). The pleasures and pitfalls of online education: Teaching ethics across the digital divide. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Family Science Association Annual Conference, Park City, UT.

Dilworth, J. E. (2005, November). Parents as co-educators: Do effective sex education programs include parents? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, 67th Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Rouse-Arnett, M. & Dilworth, J. (2003, November). Does the future of marriage depend on premarital education? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, 65th Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dilworth, J., & Kingsbury, N. (2002, November). Caregiving and family-to-work spillover: A cross-sectional analysis of three generations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, 64th Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Shankar, P., Cone, D., & Dilworth, J. (2002, June). Body mass index, body image perception, and weight loss practices among college students. Poster presented by first author at the annual meeting of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Combes, B., Prater, L. P., Dilworth, J. E., Hutchinson, B., & Martinez, E. (2001, November). The Japanese paradox: Suicide and euthanasia. In G. Hildreth (Chair), Different families, diverse responses: A look at death, families, and culture. Symposium of the National Council on Family Relations, 63rd Annual Conference, Rochester, NY.

Shankar, P., Dilworth, J., & Hyers, M. (2001, October). Nutritional adequacy and factors that influence food choices among undergraduate students. Poster presented by first author at the American Dietetic Association, Food and Nutrition Exhibition and Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Dilworth, J. L. (1999, November). A qualitative study of the stated purposes and goals for money usage of college students and their parents. Poster presented at the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, 17th Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Dilworth, J. L. (1998, November).  Clinging to a scientific icon: Attachment research and the Strange Situation. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, NCFR 60th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Dilworth, J. L., & Hildreth, G. J. (1994, November). Non-clinical survivors of early parental loss: Identifying long-term bereavement effects. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, NCFR 56th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Presentations at State and Local Meetings

Dilworth, J. (2004, March). Family to work spillover. Lecture presented at the Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Annual Meeting, Statesboro, GA.

Rouse-Arnett, M., & Dilworth, J. (2004, January). Child Abuse 101. Lecture presented at the Southern Conference on Children, Statesboro, GA.

Dilworth, J. L. (2003, April). Where are your children? Examining the role of parental monitoring in risk-taking behaviors of adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Council on Family Relations, Denton, TX.

Dilworth, J. L., & Rouse-Arnett, M. (2003, January). Reporting the FACTS to DEFACS. Lecture presented at the Southern Conference on Children, Statesboro, GA.

Dilworth, J. L. (2002, April). Child abuse 101. Presentation for Child Abuse Prevention Month at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, GA.

Dilworth, J. L. (2001, February). Stress and marriage. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Council on Family Relations, Dallas, TX.

Dilworth, J. L. (1999, January). Grief and the young child: Ages 2-10. Lecture presented at the Southern Conference on Children, Statesboro, GA.

Dilworth, J. L. (1998, May). Galinsky’s Stages of Parenting. Presentation at the Family Life Center Parent Education Meeting, Statesboro, GA.

Dilworth, J. L. (1998, October). Helping grieving preschoolers. Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Association on Young Children, Atlanta, GA.

Awards

Award of Excellence in Teaching, Georgia Southern University, College of Health and Human Sciences, 2004.

Volunteer of the Year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County, Statesboro, GA, 2001.