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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance

Marsha Rehm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor    850-644-3217    Vitae

Get to know Dr. Rehm


My research areas include parenting practices, spiritual resources and vocational well-being, and the interface between families and schools/education.  I particularly enjoy research based on narrative perspectives and qualitative analytical strategies due to the opportunities to probe depth of meanings.


  • Ph.D. in Education—General Education Aspects of Vocational Education, 1987. Dissertation:  “The Art and Aesthetic of Vocation:  Implications for Education.”
  • M.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 1984.
  • B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 1977.

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Allison, B. N., & Rehm, M. L.  (2016).  Accommodating students’ sensory learning modalities in online formats.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 108(2), 48-53.

Reed, K., Parker, T. S., Lucier-Greer, M., & Rehm, M.L (2016). Exploring how parental divorce provides meaning to personal development and interpersonal experiences among emerging adult women.  In G. Gianesini & S. L. Blair (Eds.), Divorce, separation, and remarriage: The transformation of family (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Volume 10).  Emerald Group Publishing Limited (pp. 251-277).

Keller, M.K., & Rehm, M.  (2015).  A qualitative case study: Fathers’ experiences massaging their infants. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2, 29-39.

Coccia, C., Darling, C., Rehm, M., & Cui, M.  (2015).  Adolescent eating behavior: The role of indulgent parenting. Families in Society, 96, 257-267. (doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.2015.96.37)      5 year impact factor .47.

Rehm, M., Darling, C., Coccia, C., Cui, M. (2015).  Parents’ perspectives on indulgence: Remembered experiences and meanings when they were adolescents and as current parents of adolescents. Journal of Family Studies, DOI:10.1080/13229400.2015.1106335 (Impact factor .824)


  • Associate Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, August 1, 2009 – 2014.
  • Awarded Best Paper in Family and Consumer Sciences Education published in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal in 2013: Rehm, M., Allison, B. N., Bencomo, A., & Godfrey, R. V.  Online education in family and consumer sciences university programs and four models for teaching online. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 41(3), 235- 253.
  • Provided keynote (invited) lecture on the topic of Critical Science/Practical Reasoning, for the Japanese Home Economics Education Association, June 2008.
  • Nominated for Graduate Teaching Award, 2017.



“Live each day with passion and compassion, keeping in mind that everyone has a divinely appointed life purpose.”


Listener Collaborator Creative Teaching

I am a good listener, enjoy hearing the stories of people, and am a good collaborator.  I try to be creative whenever possible, by applying art/aesthetic principles to teaching and research.


I have been blessed to be married to the best ever husband and best ever father to our daughter.  We’ve shared many adventures together, and I am thankful for them each day.


“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
— Maya Angelou

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