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.
A DAY IN MY LIFE
“Live each day with passion and compassion, keeping in mind that everyone has a divinely appointed life purpose.”
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.
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
— Maya Angelou