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Tanner Kilpatrick

PhD Student

Biography

Tanner is from Abilene, Texas and joined the CFS doctoral program in Fall 2018. His major professor is Dr. Elizabeth Johnson. Tanner’s program of research investigates family member interactions with the U.S. criminal justice system with an emphasis on the intersections of criminal justice contact, race, and families. His research is organized around two general themes: (1) individual mental health and well-being and (2) couple relationship functioning and stability. He uses a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological strategies, and data sources to demonstrate how interactions with the criminal justice system can reinforce social inequality among vulnerable families.


Education

Ph.D.   2021        Child and Family Studies

  • University of Tennessee
  • Dissertation: Criminal Justice Contact and Intimate
  • Relationships: Understanding Processes of Risk and Resilience Among Individuals and Couples

M.S.    2018        Child and Family Studies

  • University of Tennessee
  • Minor in Statistics
  • Thesis: Criminal Justice Contact, Racial Discrimination, and Health

M.Ed.  2013        Agricultural Education

  • Texas A&M University
  • Emphasis: Agricultural Science Instruction
  •  Grades 6-12

B.S.     2011        Animal Science

  • Texas A&M University
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Emphasis: Production and Industry

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Service

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
  • Co-Reviewer, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Family Theory and Review, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, National Council of Family Relations Annual Conference Proposals

 University Service

  • 2016 – Current    Member, Commission for Blacks, University of Tennessee
  • 2016 – 2017        Member, Graduate Student Council External Committee for Equity and Diversity, University of Tennessee
  • 2017                   Member, Logistics team for the Refugees, Displacement, and Resettlement Conference and Workshop, University of Tennessee
  • 2012 – 2013        Vice-President, Collegiate Future Farmers of America, Texas A&M University

Departmental Service

  • Fall 2019             Instructor, Family Interactions, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee
  • 2018 – 2019        Faculty Search Committee, Tenure-Track Faculty, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee
  • 2018 – 2019        Vice President of the Graduate Student Organization, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee
  • 2017 – 2018        President of the Graduate Student Organization, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee
  • 2017 – 2018        Director of Communications, 42nd Annual Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development or “Quint State”, University of Tennessee

Awards and Recognitions

Competitive Graduate Fellowships

Oscar Roy Ashley Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $4,000 for 2020-2021

Shipley-Swann Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $5,000 for 2019-2020

Tennessee Fellowship in Graduate Excellence, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $6,000 per academic year from 2018 to 2021

Seaton Graduate School Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $5,000 for 2018-2019

Shipley-Swann Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $5,000 for 2017-2018

Maralee Garland Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $3,500 for 2017-2018

Awards

Extraordinary Professional Promise, University of Tennessee, 2018, Awarded to graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research, and other contributions.

Superior Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 2016, Awarded to the top 10 team projects within Texas A&M AgriLife Extension who demonstrate leadership and commitment to improve the lives of people through high quality education.

 


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Johnson, E. I., Kilpatrick, T., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2020). Positive youth development in the context of household member contact with the criminal justice system. Child and Youth Services Review, 114, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105033

Johnson, E. I., Kilpatrick, T., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2019). Household member arrest and adolescent substance use: The mediating roles of parenting and youth psychological distress. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(8), 1088-1105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854819858121

Elledge, L. C., Smith, D. E., Kilpatrick, C. T., McClain, C. M., & Moore, T. M. (2019). The associations between bullying victimization and internalizing distress, suicidality, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents: The moderating role of parental involvement. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7) 2202-2220. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407518786804

Smith, D. E., & Kilpatrick, C. T. (2017). School bullying in the Jamaican context through an ecological lens. Global Studies of Childhood, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2043610617723736

Manuscripts Under Review

Kilpatrick, T., Johnson, E. I., Bohon, S. A., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (conditionally accepted). Racial discrimination as a mediator between criminal justice contact and depressive symptoms among African American women. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

Scholarly Symposiums (peer-reviewed)

Kilpatrick, T. (2019, November). Incarceration and families: Understanding processes of risk and resilience. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

Presentations

Presentations at Professional Meetings (peer-reviewed)

Kilpatrick, T., & Green, C. (2020, November). Relationship maintenance and relationship satisfaction among incarcerated men and their non-incarcerated women partners. Poster accepted for presentation at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Kilpatrick, T., Rauer, A. J., Johnson, E. I., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2019, November). Links between former incarceration and romantic relationship functioning and quality. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

Kilpatrick, T., Rauer, A. J., Johnson, E. I., Bolland A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2019, March). Rolling in the deep: Links between former incarceration and romantic relationship functioning and quality. Poster presented at the CEHHS Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.

Kilpatrick, T., Johnson, E. I., Bohon, S. A., Bolland, A. C., & Bolland, J. M.  (2018, November). Criminal justice contact, racial discrimination, and health. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Kilpatrick, T., Johnson, E. I., & Bolland, A. C. (2018, April). Parental incarceration and psychological pathways to substance use among adolescents. Paper presented at the Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Stolz, H. E., & Kilpatrick, C. T. (2017, November). Predictors of maternal gatekeeping: Do fathers’ characteristics matter? Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, Orlando, FL.

Kilpatrick, C. T., & Stolz, H. E. (2017, March). Maternal factors that predict maternal gatekeeping. Poster presented at the CEHHS Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.

Kilpatrick, C. T. (2017, February). LGBTQ+ youth and bullying and social learning theory. Poster presented at the Out In Front LGBTQQIA+ & Ally College Conference. Nashville, TN.

Invited Community Presentations

Kilpatrick, T.,  (2020). Relationship maintenance and relationship satisfaction among incarcerated men and their non-incarcerated women partners. Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State York.