Nick Frye, PhD
Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies
Department of Human Sciences and Design
Dr. Nick Frye-Cox is an assistant professor in the Child and Family Studies program. He earned his PhD in Human Development and Family Science in 2018 and has since worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow for Military REACH at Auburn University.
Broadly speaking, Dr. Frye’s research explores the interplay between emotions, close relationships, and well-being. More specifically, his research focuses on how emotional competencies (e.g., ability to identify, describe, and regulate emotions) can impact close relationships with others, and how close relationships with others can promote well-being across diverse family contexts (e.g., military families, stepfamilies). His scholarship has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Psychology, and Family Process, and featured in national conferences with the American Psychological Association and National Council on Family Relations.
Current Research Interests:
- Emotional competence
- Stress and resilience in families (i.e., military families, stepfamilies)
- Dyadic data analysis
Current Courses Taught:
- CFS 3304 Introduction to Research
- CFS 3356 Theories of Family Development