Ed has been at Marquette since 1999. Marquette’s Jesuit mission, urban setting, and high expectations for both quality teaching and productive scholarship are all congruent with his own values and goals. Further, the chance to work with both undergraduate and Ph.D. students makes this an ideal context for his career development. Some of his off-campus work focuses on crime prevention and desistance as well as post-prison reintegration. He is currently Board President of Self-Help, the Board Vice President of Project Return, and has given over 80 presentations to inmates in Wisconsin prisons.
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1995
Ed has taught a wide variety of (over 20) courses (e.g., Personality, Child and Adolescent Development, Human Sexuality, The Narrative Self, Adult Development and Aging, Psychology and Culture, Personal Meaning in a Complex World) to a wide range of Marquette students (a Freshman Seminar; a Senior Experience; an Honors' course; an internship; two Ph.D. level courses). He loves teaching and it shows. Ed has been awarded 17 teaching grants and has delivered over a dozen invited presentations regarding quality teaching. He was selected by students to the Faculty Honor Roll while at Northwestern University and received three teaching awards while at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, including the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Fellow. At Marquette, Ed received the 2003 Excellence in Advising award and the 2008 Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Trained broadly in Life Span Human Development, Dr. de St. Aubin has several intellectual interests. The one thread that weaves through most of his scholarship concerns the meaning making process as this evolves over time and as it is manifested in specific contexts.
Specific areas of focus have been:
Other specific interests include psychobiography, integrating quantitative and qualitative research, family dynamics, and the embeddedness of human lives.
Graduate Student Collaborators:
Dissertations Chaired :
Kim Skerven (graduated 5/06)
Peter Graskamp (5/06)
Cathy Coppolillo (12/06)
Gregory Simons (12/07)
Jodi Rusch (12/07)
Terri deRoon-Cassini (12/08)
Colleen Heinkel (5/09)
Beth Shaw (5/09)
Valerie Lucas Wright (12/10)
Sharon Shatil Henrie (12/11)
Yulius Sunardi (12/14)
Mara Bach (12/14)
Dane Whicker (5/16)
Undergraduate Student Research Team Members:
Within the past few years:
Stacia Landon (1c)
Recent Lab Photos:
Data Collection at Pride Fest 2016
2012 Conference for the Association for Psychological Science
2011 Conference for the Wisconsin Association for Psychology
de St. Aubin, E. (in press). A Paradigmatic Treatment of Three Kinds of Narrative Psychology. [Review of Julia Vassilieva, Narrative psychology: Identity, transformation and ethics, 2016, Macmillan]. PsycCritiques.
de St. Aubin, E. (in press). The story of life narrative research within lifespan scholarship. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Sage.
Yadlosky, L. & de St. Aubin, E. Mosack, K., & Devine, J (in press). Sexual Perceptions versus Reality in Undergraduates: Data-Driven Praxis for Sex-Related Campus Programming. Journal of College Student Development.
de St. Aubin, E., Yaflosky, L. & Colburn, A. (under review). Immediate Effects of Pulse Tragedy on LGBTQ+ Community Members’ Well-Being.
Whicker, D.R., de St. Aubin, E., & Skerven, K. (under review). The Role of internalized homonegativity on the faith and psychosocial health of lesbians.
de St. Aubin, E. & Pagan-Vega, A. (2016). The many flavors of generativity: How elders nourish and sustain younger generations in the US and Italy. Interdisciplinary Studies on the Family [Studi Interdisciplinari sulla Famiglia], 28 (105-122). Published in Italian and English versions of Issue 28.
de St. Aubin, E. (2016). A long look at the middle years. [Review of Steven Mintz, The prime of life, produced by Harvard University Press, 2013]. PsycCritiques, 61(20).
de St. Aubin, E. & Bach, M. (2015). Explorations in generativity and culture. In L. Jensen (Ed.), Oxford handbook of human development and culture: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 653-665). Oxford.
Skerven, K., & de St. Aubin, E. (2015). Internalized homonegativity and the double bind for lesbians: Those with higher need perceive more barriers to mental health treatment. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 9, 17-35.
Banyard, V., Hamby, S., de St. Aubin, E., & Grych, J. (2015). Values narratives for personal growth: Formative evaluation of the Laws of Life essay program. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1-25. DOI: 10.1177/0022167815618494
Hamby, S., Thomas, L., Banyard, V., de St. Aubin, E., & Grych, J. (2015). Generative roles: Assessing sustained involvement. American Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 24-32.