I am an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. I received my doctorate in HDFS from The Pennsylvania State University in 2016. I have excellent training in the study of human development and in research methodology and analysis. My training has provided me with a strong substantive knowledge base, sophisticated methodological skills, successful collaboration with multiple faculty and students, and valuable experience across all stages of research, from data collection and coding to publication in peer-reviewed journals and grant writing. I have also mentored undergraduate students via their involvement in my own research, and I have gained substantive undergraduate teaching experience.
My research focuses on couple and coparenting relationships, especially during the early years, with the ultimate goal of understanding the individual, couple, and family factors that bolster these family relationships and contribute to positive outcomes for parents and children. My research on relationships has progressed across different contexts, including the transition to parenthood, parent well-being and infant sleep, daily interactions between partners, and interactions with media and technology use.
Feel free to contact me at btmcdaniel.phd(at)gmail(dot)com.