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Tanner Kilpatrick

PhD Student

Biography

Tanner is from Abilene, Texas. He received his B.S. in Animal Science and a MEd. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University. He also received his M.S. in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee. His major professor is Dr. Elizabeth Johnson. His research, rooted in the tradition of social inequality inquiry, uses a variety of methodological strategies to investigate the complex and dynamic roles of intimate relationships in navigating social inequality. Specifically, he focuses on understanding the effects of the criminal justice system on family life. His current work focuses on links between former incarceration and romantic relationship functioning and quality among women. 


Education

Ph.D. 2021 Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee

  • Emphasis: Incarceration and Romantic Relationships

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 (with Departmental Distinction), Texas A&M University Magna Cum Laude

  • Emphasis: Production and Industry

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Service

Presentations:

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. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

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

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

Posters:

Kilpatrick, T., Rauer, A. J., Johhson, E. I., Bolland A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2019, March). Rolling in the deep: Links between former incarceration and romantic relationship functioning and quality. 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. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Stolz, H. E., & Kilpatrick, C. T. (2017, November). Predictors of maternal gatekeeping: Do fathers’ characteristics matter? 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. Presented at the CEHHS Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.


Awards and Recognitions

Fellowships:

Shipley-Swann Graduate School Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $5,000 for 2019-2020
  • Awarded to continuing graduate students who demonstrate successful academic and professional performance.

Tennessee Fellowship in Graduate Excellence, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $6,000 per academic year from 2018 to 2021
  • Awarded to graduate students who demonstrate successful academic and professional performance.

Seaton Graduate School Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $5,000 for 2018-2019
  • Awarded to first-time graduate students who demonstrate successful academic and professional performance.

Shipley-Swann Graduate School Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $5,000 for 2017-2018
  • Awarded to continuing graduate students who demonstrate successful academic and professional performance.

Maralee Garland Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee

  • Total = $3,500 for 2017-2018
  • Awarded to graduate students who demonstrate successful academic performance.

Awards:

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


Publications

Publications:

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 & Behavior. doi:10.1177/0093854819858121

Elledge, L. C., Smith, D. E., Kilpatrick, C. T., McClain, C. M., & Moore, T. M. (2018). 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, 1-19. doi: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. doi:2043610617723736

Presentations:

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. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

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

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

Posters:

Kilpatrick, T., Rauer, A. J., Johhson, E. I., Bolland A. C., & Bolland, J. M. (2019, March). Rolling in the deep: Links between former incarceration and romantic relationship functioning and quality. 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. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Stolz, H. E., & Kilpatrick, C. T. (2017, November). Predictors of maternal gatekeeping: Do fathers’ characteristics matter? 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. Presented at the CEHHS Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.