Alex Molaver

Ph.D., Parenthood and Parent-Child Relationships


Entered the Program: 2014

Hometown: Southington, CT

Current Program: Ph.D., Couple Relations and Parenthood & Parent Child Relations

Previous Education:

  • M.A., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2016
  • B.S., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Nursing, Boston, MA, 2011

Research Interests:

  • Parental acceptance and rejection
  • Family of origin influences on the structure and experience of adult intimate partnerships
  • Loneliness

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Kari Adamsons, HDFS
  2. Associate Advisor: Ronald Rohner, HDFS
  3. Associate Advisor: Rhiannon Smith, Psychology

Degree Milestones:

  • April 2016 – Thesis defense

Assistantship Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant (2016 – 2018)
    • Intimate Relationships
    • Individual and Family Development

Awards/scholarships/fellowships:

  • 2011 – First Honor Graduate, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Nursing