The Society for the
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2016 Innovative Teaching Award Winner


Dr. Dana Weiser is an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies and a Women Studies Faculty Affiliate at Texas Tech University. She earned her Ph.D. in 2012 from the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Weiser primarily teaches Human Sexuality at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She also teaches the undergraduate course Partnering: The Development of Intimate Relationships and the graduate course Adult Development. Her research studies how family experiences are associated with adults' later romantic relationships and sexual experiences. Her work explores how parents communicate about and model behaviors which later influence individuals as they enter into their own relationships and become sexually active. She also studies predictors of and reactions to infidelity, including experiences of infidelity partners. Her work and teaching utilizes a variety of perspectives, including social cognitive theory, feminist theories, sexual script theory, and personality theories.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin