Areas of Expertise
Sociology of health, women's body image, aging, social psychology, obesity, medical sociology, family, and the life-course.
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Cline, Krista M. C. and Jessica Decker. FORTHCOMING. “Does Weight Gain During Pregnancy Influence Postpartum Depression?” Journal of Health Psychology.
Cline, Krista M. C. 2010. “Psychological Effects of Dog Ownership: Role Strain, Role Enhancement, and Depression.” Journal of Social Psychology. 150: 117-131.
Johnson, Rebecca, Marilyn J. Rantz, Charlotte McKenney, and Krista M. C. Cline. 2009. “TigerPlace: Training Veterinarians about Animal Companionship for the Elderly.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35: 511-513.
Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Angela Henderson, Krista M. C. Cline, and Michael Steinhour. 2007. “Regional Differences in Parent-Adult Child Relations.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 62B: S388-S391.
Cline, Krista M. C. and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2006. “Does Religion Increase the Prevalence and Incidence of Obesity in Adulthood?” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45: 269-281.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Courses taught: Research Methods, Social World (Health and Illness), International Crime, Gender and Society, Gender and Crime.
I enjoy running, swimming, and biking. I am a competetive runner and have also completed a triathlon. I am currently training for the Mini Marathon to be held in May 2012. I'm also an avid reader, dog lover, and enjoy pilates and yoga.
I have three sons; Camden, Brenner, and Schafer, who also take up much of my time.
Ph.D. in Sociology and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2007.
M.A. in Sociology and Criminology, Northern Illinois University, 2003.
B.S. in Psychology, Northern Illinois University, 2001.