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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
bburr1@uco.edu (405) 974-5793 Human Environmental Sciences HES 202C , Box 118

About

Brandon K. Burr, Ph.D., CFLE is an associate professor of family life education in the Human Environmental Sciences Department. His primary research and teaching interests include, romantic relationship development, correlates of relationship satisfaction, perspectives of young adults on romantic relationships and relationship education.

Education and Certifications

Education:

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University: Human Development & Family Science, 2010

M.S., Oklahoma State University: Human Development & Family Science, 2006

B.S., Brigham Young University, Family Studies, 2003

Certificates:

Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE): March, 2012-Present

National Council on Family Relations

Trained Workshop Leader in Within My Reach Relationship Education Curriculum

November, 2012

PREP, Inc.

Trained Workshop Leader in Children in Between Divorce Education Curriculum

February, 2016

Center for Divorce Education

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Published, Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:

* Indicates student contributor

Spencer, T. A., Burr, B. K., & Hubler, D. S. (in press). Problematic media use and couple sexual satisfaction. Contemporary Family Therapy.

Burr, B.K., Atkins, L., Bertram, A.G., Sears, K., & *McGinnis, A.N (2019). “If you stop playing you get old”: Investigating reflections of play in older adults. Educational Gerontology, 45, 353-364.

Hubler, D. S., & Burr, B. K. (2019). How an online education module influences attitudes toward relationship education: A randomized experiment. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 7, 169-179

Roberts, K., Patterson, J., Burr, B. K., Jefferson, S., & Hubler, D. (2018). “We thought it would be easy”: Recruitment challenges, successes and best practices for low-income couple populations. Marriage and Family Review.

Bertram, A.G., Burr, B.K., Sears, K., Powers, M., Atkins, L., Holmes, T., Kambour, T., & Kuns, J.B (2018). Generations learning together: Pilot study for creating an intergenerational center. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 16, 243-255.

Burr, B.K., *Kuns, J.B., & Frost, A. M. H. (2018). Investigating the connection between relationship attitudes and perceived health in college students. Family Science Review, 22, 34-52.

Burr, B. K., Hubler, D. S., & Cottle, N. R. (2017). The development and validation of the couple and relationship education attitudes index: Results from two studies. Marriage & Family Review, 53, 491-508.

*Spencer, T. A., Lambertsen, A., Hubler, D. S., & Burr, B. K. (2017).  Assessing the mediating effect of relationship dynamics between media use and relationship satisfaction. Contemporary Family Therapy, 39, 80-86.

Burr, B. K., Hubler, D. S., & *Kuns, J. B. How Much is too Much? Investigating Time and Money Preferences to Attending Relationship Education. (2017). Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 109, 26-33.

Burr, B. K., *Kuns, J. B., & Hubler, D. S. (2017). Investigating confusion between perceptions of relationship education and couples therapy. Journal of Extension and Human Sciences, 5(1), 76-90.

Burr, B.K., *Kuns, J.B., Bertram, A.G., & Cottle, N.R. (2016). Incorporating relationship education into a college class on marriage. Family Science Review, 21, 23-41.

Bertram, A.G., Sears, K., Burr, B.K., *Fuller, J., & *Green, K. (2016). Building communities: College preparation education for grandparents raising grandchildren. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 14, 17-26.

Hubler, D.S., Burr, B.K., Gardner, B.C., Busby, D.M., & Larzelere, R.L. (2016). The intergenerational transmission of family stress and relationship outcomes. Marriage and Family Review, 52, 373-391.

Burr, B.K., Gardner, B.C., Cox, R.B., Larzelere, R. E., & Hubler, D.S. (2015). How do time and vocational stress influence attitudes toward relationship education? Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 44, 143-158.

Burr, B.K., *Kuns, J.B., Atkins, L., Bertram, A.G., & Sears, K. (2015). Generation to generation: Passing on religious and spiritual beliefs and practices. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging, 1, 1-18.

*Fuller, J. N., Frost, A. M. H., & Burr, B. K. (2015). The impact of religiosity and socioeconomic factors on perceived ideal timing of marriage in young adults. Journal of Student Research, 4, 120-129.

Cottle, N.R., *Thompson, A.K., Burr, B.K., & Hubler, D.S. (2014). The effectiveness of relationship education in the college classroom. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 13(4), 267-283.

Burr, B. K., Hubler, D.S., Gardner, B.C., Patterson, J., & Roberts, K.M. (2014). What are couples saying about relationship education? A content analysis. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 13(3), 177-197.

Burr, B.K., Hubler, D.S., Larzelere, R.L., & Gardner, B.C. (2013). Applying the actor-partner interdependence model to micro-level analyses of marital partner affect during couple conversations: An exploratory investigation. Marriage and Family Review, 49, 284-308.

Patterson, J., Gardner, B.C., Burr, B.K., Hubler, D., & Roberts, K.M. (2012). Nonverbal Behavioral Indicators of Negative Affect in Couple Interactions. Contemporary Family Therapy, 1, 11-28.

Gardner, B.C., Busby, D.M., Burr, B.K., & Weidower, S.E. (2011) Getting to the root of relationship attributions: Family-of-origin perspectives on self and partner views. Contemporary Family Therapy, 33, 253-272.

Cox, R., Burr, B., Blow, A., Parra, J. R. (2011). Latino Adolescent Substance Use in the U.S.: Using the Bioecodevelopmental Model as an Organizing Framework for Research and Practice. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 3(2), 96-123.

Gardner, B.C., Burr, B.K., & Weidower, S.E. (2006). Reconceptualizing strategic family therapy: Insights from a dynamic systems perspective. Contemporary Family Therapy, 28, 339-352.

Selected, Peer Reviewed Presentations:

Hubler, D., Williams, A., Henrie, B., Lefthand, M., & Burr, B. (2019). The future is now: A review of new methods for online data collection for relationship research. Paper presented at International Association of Relationship Research, Brighton, UK.

Burr, B. K., *Willett, E., *Askins, J., & Hubler. D. S.  (2019). Media use and couples: Sex and communication impacts. Paper presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Brusenbark, M. Spencer, T., Brosi, M. Hubler, D., & Burr, B. K. (2019). The relationship among pornography use, relationship satisfaction, and attachment. Paper presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Carter, B., Burr, B. K., & Sears, K. (2019). Investigating the severity of children’s problem behaviors: Implications for parents. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*McClain, H., *Gonzalez, S., & Burr, B. K. (2019). Is there a connection between religiosity and religious affiliation with perceptions of online dating?  Poster presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Gillespie, A., *Edmondson, K., & Burr, B. K. (2019). Investigating the impact of age on dating attitudes and online dating participation. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*King, M., & Burr, B. K. (2019). What’s in a wedding ring? Investigating wedding ring meaning by age. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*McGinnis, A., & Burr, B. K. (2019). Attitudes toward relationship education: Results from a diverse sample. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Kessler, S., *Krusemark, M., & Burr, B. K. (2019). How an online module affects understanding of relationship education. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Burr, B. K., Hubler, D. S., *Jackson, M., & *Elledge, A. (2018). Teaching the difference between education and therapy: A 3-wave study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

Sears, K., Burr, B., Bertram, A. G., & *McGinnis, A. (2018). You may be what they were then: A look at your family through the use of a genogram. Teaching exchange roundtable presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

Hubler, D. S., *Hazeldine, M., Burr, B., *Henrie, B., *Lefthand, M., *McColley, M., & *Gibson, A. (2018). Exploring the influence of bedtime media use on empathetic listening and relationship satisfaction in romantic partners: A dyadic study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

*Askins, J., Bertram, A. G., Burr, B., Sears, K., *Kilhoffer, D., & *Solomon, D.  (2018). Fostering continued growth in affiliates. Roundtable presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

Kern, B., Sears, K., Burr, B., & Bertram, A. G. (2018). Affiliates learning and sharing together. Roundtable presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

*McGinnis, A., Burr, B., Hubler, D., & Sears, K. (2018). The couple and relationship attitudes index: Diverse sample fit? Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

*McClain, H., *Jackson, M., *Elledge, A., & Burr, B. K. (2018). Specific aspects of religiosity and marital attitudes: Differences by age. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

Burr, B. K., & Hubler, D. S. (2018). Teaching the difference between couples therapy and relationship education: An evaluation of an online educational module. Paper presented at the annual Teaching Family Science conference, Park City, UT.

*Roach, K., & Burr, B. K. (2018). Investigating support systems of those who are aging out of foster care. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Ninke, T., *Morgan, W., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Exploring the impact of personality on relationship satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

Burr, B.K., *Elledge, A., & *Jackson, M. (2018). Clarifying relationship education and couples therapy differences: Results from three waves of data. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*McClain, H., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Exploring the relationship between religious preference and attitudes toward marriage. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Askins, J., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Investigating experiences of blended families. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Mosley, K., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Investigating the connection between relationship happiness and attitudes toward relationship education. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Leon, M. H., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Current trends in sexuality over the lifespan. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Haxton, L., *Fitzgerald, B., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Who’s getting left behind? Barriers to relationship education. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Grogg, B., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Establishing and examining how cost affects access to quality early learning programs for young children. Round table presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

Sears, K., Bertram, A. G., Burr, B.K., & Atkins, L. (2018). Investigating play memories of older adults. Round table presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK.

*Fitzgerald, B., *Haxton, L., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Encouraging relationship education in low-income, low-education populations. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Undergraduate Research, Edmond, OK.

*Askins, J., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Investigating roles and boundaries within blended families and resources to help. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Undergraduate Research, Edmond, OK.

*Leon, M.H., & Burr, B.K. (2018). Perspectives on sexual fluidity through the lifespan. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Undergraduate Research, Edmond, OK.

*Roach, K., & Burr, B.K., (2018). Investigating resources that inform programs for those aging out of foster care. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Undergraduate Research, Edmond, OK.

Burr, B. K., *Fitzgerald, B., *Haxton, L., & *Askins, J. (2018). Exploring barriers and incentive to attending relationship education for lower-income parents. Poster presented at the Oklahoma Early Childhood Research Symposium, Edmond, OK.

Burr, B. K., Hubler, D., *Jackson, M., *Elledge, A., & *Lefthand, M. (2017). Relationship education and couples therapy: Clarifying the difference. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

*Qureshi, Z., & Burr, B. K. (2017). Muslim perceptions of relationship education: A survey study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

*Askins, J, Burr, B. K., *Peterson, R., & Sears, K. (2017). Religiosity and attitudes toward relationship education: A dyadic study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Hubler, D., Lefthand, M., Burr, B. K., Cottle, N., Merrill, C., & *Vandenberg, A. (2017). How partner needs at the end of the day influence romantic relationship outcomes: Applying the Actor-partner-interdependence model to partner processes. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Bertram, A. G., Burr, B. K., Sears, K., Atkins, L., Holmes, T., & Powers, M. (2017). Generations learning together: Lessons from implementing a multigenerational center. Resource exchange presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Burr, B.K., *Elledge, A., *Jackson, M., & Hubler, D.S. (2017). Teaching the difference between relationship education and couples therapy: An evaluation study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK.

*Peterson, R., *Sitter, J., *McClain, H., & Burr, B.K. (2017). How does problem solving affect stress and relationship satisfaction in couples? Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK.

*Kuns, J.B., & Burr, B.K. (2017). The tipping point: What makes couples decide to attend relationship education? Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK.

*Grogg, B., *Bryan, B., *Sexton, S., & Burr, B.K. (2017). Investigating connection between religiosity, education, and income: Implications for families. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK.

Bertram, A.G., Burr, B.K., Sears, K., Atkins, L., & Holmes, T. (2017). Generations learning together: An intergenerational learning program. Round table presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK.

Burr, B.K., Hubler, D.S., *Kuns, J.B., *Lefthand, M., & Sears, K. (2016). Exploring the difference in relationship education and couples therapy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Honors and Awards

University of Central Oklahoma Vanderford Faculty Award in Support of Undergraduate Research. Creative and Scholarly Activity (2019, August)

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award (2019, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Graduate Poster Award (2019, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Manuscript Reviewer (for 2018). Family Science Review.

Outstanding Poster Award (2018, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Professional Poster Award (2017, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK.

Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Award (2017, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Poster Award (2016, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK. Faculty mentor.

2016 UCO EXCEL Teaching Award Finalist.

2015 Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal Emerging Scholar Award.

2015 Student and New Professional Outstanding Paper Award (Faculty Mentor). National Council on Family Relations Religion & Family Life Section.

College of Education and Professional Studies Emergent Faculty Award for Professional Contributions (2014, April). University of Central Oklahoma.

Outstanding Poster Award (2015, March). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Tulsa, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Poster Award (2014, March). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma City, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Poster Award (2013, April). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Edmond, OK. Faculty mentor.

Outstanding Poster Award (2011, March). Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, Tulsa, OK.

Classes Taught

FMCD 5960 Fatherhood

FMCD 5910 Orientation to Graduate Studies in Child and Family Studies

FMCD 5373 Lifespan Human Development

FMCD 2223 Marriage

FMCD 4960 Relationship Dynamics

FMCD 3012 Introduction to Family Life Education

FMCD 2213 Child Development

FMCD 5023 Family and Developmental Theories

FMCD 5543 Leadership, Advocacy, and Communication

 

 

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