Brian Higginbotham

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Professor, Associate Vice President for Extension


Brian Higginbotham

Contact Information

Phone: (435)-797-7276
Email: brian.h@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Human Development/Family Studies, Auburn University, 2005
The Remarriage Belief Inventory: Testing the factorial structure and validity with a remarried sample
MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Auburn University, 2002
The association between adult attachment styles, religiosity, and courtship violence experienced by females
BS, Psychology, Brigham Young University, 2000

Awards

Excellence in Extension Award, Western Region Winner, 2013

Association of Public and Land Grant Universities

Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award, 2013

Brigham Young University Alumni Association

Marketing/Public Relations Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Florence Hall Award (Western Region), 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Human Development/Family Relationships (Team Award Western Region), 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Million Dollar Researcher, 2012

Office of Research and Graduate Studies, USU

Strong Human Services Award, 2012

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Florence Hall Award (Utah), 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Human Development/Family Relationships (Team Award - Utah), 2012

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science

Young Alumni Achievement Award. Auburn University, 2011

Auburn University

Western Extension Director’s Award of Excellence - Honorable Mention, 2011

Extension Western Region Program Leaders

Chapter Distinguished Team Recognition, 2011

Iota Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Honor Society

Extension Specialist of the Year, 2011

USU Extension

Florence Hall Award, 2011

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

University Faculty Researcher of the Year (Robins Award), 2010

Utah State University

Researcher of the Year , 2010

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services - Utah State University

Program of Distinction, 2010

Nationa 4-H Headquarters

Early Achievement Award, 2009

National Awards Committee at the National Extension Family Life Specialists' Conference - San Francisco, CA

Researcher of the Year , 2009

Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development - USU

Innovative Program Award, 2009

Utah State University Extension Specialists Assocation

APEX Grand Award, 2007

Communications Concepts, Inc.

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year 2006-2007, 2007

College of Education and Human Services - USU

National Publication Award: Silver Award, 2007

Taggard Ballard Extension Award of Excellence, 2007

Family Strengthening Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2006

Program of Distinction. National 4-H Headquarters, 2006


Publications | Abstracts

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Books

    • Higginbotham, B., (2011). Addition of Family Members Through Marriage. In M. J. Craft-Rosenberg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Family Health, Sage

      Publications | Book Chapters

    • Higginbotham, B., Goodey, S., Relationship and marriage education for stepfamilies: Evidence-Based Approaches to Relationship and Marriage Education. Routledge
    • Higginbotham, B., Goodey, S., Relationship and Marriage Education for Stepfamilies: Evidence Based Approaches to Relationship and Marriage Education . Routledge *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Fact Sheets

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Curriculum

    • Adler-Baeder, F., Higginbotham, B., Schramm, D., Paulk, A., (2011). Utah Marriage Handbook.
    • Adler-Baeder, F., Higginbotham, B., Schramm, D., Paulk, A., (2006). The Alabama Marriage Handbook: Keys to a Healthy Marriage. AES Publication #HE-0829

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Crapo, J.S, Kopystynska, O., Turner, J.J, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., Financial stress and perceptions of spousal behavior over time in remarriages. Journal of Family and Economic Issues
    • Crapo, J.S, Miller, J., Barrett, T., Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., CRE outcomes predicted by family life stage and traditionality. Contemporary Family Therapy
    • Crapo, J.S, Miller, J.A, Rhodes, M.R, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., Couple-level patterns of disclosure process beliefs and their association with marital satisfaction. . Marriage and Family Review
    • Bradford, K.P, Spuhler, B., Higginbotham, B., Laxman, D., Morgan, C., (2019). “I don’t want to make the same mistakes:” Examining relationship education among low-income single adults. Family Relations, 68, 405-419.
    • Miller, J.A, Crapo, J.S, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., (2019). Relationship belief patterns among relationship education participants at different venues: Within and between group analyses. Family Relations, 68:4, 390-404. doi: doi:10.1111/fare.12382
    • Crapo, J.S, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., (2019). Preliminary Evaluation of the Couple LINKS Program. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. , 18:3, 241-256.
    • Reck, K., Higginbotham, B., Dew, J., A Longitudinal Hierarchical Examination of Smart Steps for Stepfamilies with Ethnically and Economically Diverse Couples. Family Relations
    • Bean, R.C, Ledermann, T., Higginbotham, B., Galliher, R.V, (2019). Associations between relationship maintenance behaviors and marital stability in remarriages. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, doi: 10.1080/10502556.2019.1619385
    • Vaterlaus, M., Skogrand, L.M, Higginbotham, B., Bradford, K.P, (2017). Sustaining University- Community Partnerships in Providing Relationship Education. . Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 9:2, 34-41.
    • Hawkins, A., Higginbotham, B., Hatch, D., (2016). Can media campaigns increase participation in marriage and relationship education? The Case of the Utah Healthy Marriages Initiative. . Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 15:1, doi: 10.1080/15332691.2014.952473
    • Garneau, C., Adler-Baeder, F., Higginbotham, B., (2016). Validating the Remarriage Belief Inventory as a dyadic measure for stepcouples. Journal of Family Issues, 37:1, 132-150. doi: 10.1177/0192513X13511954
    • Bradford, K.P, Stewart, J.W, Pfister, R., Higginbotham, B., (2016). Avoid fallinf for a jerk(ette): Effectiveness of the Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge Program with emerging adults. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42:4, 630-644. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12174
    • Skogrand, L.M, Higginbotham, B., (2016). A Latino couple’s response to stepfamily education: A two-year narrative study. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 20:1
    • Stewart, J.W, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, (2016). Relationship help-seeking: A review of the efficacy and reach. Marriage and Family Review, 52:8, 781-803. doi: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01494929.2016.1157559.
    • Vaterlaus, M., Skogrand, L.M, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., (2015). University-Community Partnerships in Providing Relationship Education: A Longitudinal Qualitative Case Study . Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 8:1, 3-14.
    • Bradford, K.P, Stewart, J.W, Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, (2015). The Perceived Relationship Knowledge Scale: An Initial Validation. Family Relations, 64:2, 305-318. doi: doi:10.1111/fare.12116
    • Garneau, C., Higginbotham, B., Adler-Baeder, F., (2015). Remarriage beliefs as predictors of marital quality and positive interaction in stepcouples: An actor-partner interdependence model. . Family Process, 54, 730-745. doi: doi: 10.1111/famp.12153
    • Stewart, J.W, Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, (2014). Relationship Help-seeking in a Community Sample: Testing Differences by Geography and Gender. Forum for Family & Consumer Science Issues, 19:3
    • Bradford, K.P, Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, (2014). Healthy relationship education: A case study and outcome evaluation. Marriage and Family Review, 50:2, 93-106. doi: DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2013.851057
    • Bradford, K.P, Huffaker, S., Stewart, J.W, Skogrand, L.M, Higginbotham, B., (2014). Successes and Challenges in a Statewide Relationship Education Initiative. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 42:3, 252-266. doi: DOI: 10.1111/fcsr.12059
    • Skogrand, L.M, Mendez, E., Higginbotham, B., (2014). Latina women’s experiences in a Stepfamily Education course. . Family Journal, 22:1, 49-55. doi: 10.1177/1066480713505053
    • Higginbotham, B., Hatch, D., Albertson, M.K, Brower, N., Perryman, C., (2013). Smart Child Care: Caregiver education for parents, family, friends, and neighbors. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 18:/No. 2, doi: http://ncsu.edu/ffci/
    • Skogrand, L.M, Mendez, E., Higginbotham, B., (2013). Stepfamily Education: A case study of two lesbian couples.. Marriage and Family Review, 49, 504-519. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2013.772932
    • Reck, K., Skogrand, L.M, Higginbotham, B., Davis, P., (2013). Experiences of Latino men in stepfamily education.. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 54, 231-247. doi: 10.1080/10502556.2013.773807
    • Vaterlaus, M., Bradford, K.P, Skogrand, L.M, Higginbotham, B., (2013). Providing relationship education for low-income and diverse audiences: A follow-up study. . Family Science Review, 17, 40-61.
    • MacArthur, S., Higginbotham, B., Ho, E., (2013). The effect of non-academic mentoring on school-related cognition: A pilot study. Journal of Youth Development, 8:1, 27-37.
    • Allgood, S.M, Higginbotham, B., (2013). Professional and personal experiences and perceived facilitator effectiveness. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions, 12:1, 73-82. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2013.749681
    • Higginbotham, B., Agee, L., (2013). Endorsement of Remarriage Beliefs, Spousal Consistency, and Remarital Adjustment. . Marriage and Family Review, 49:2, 177-190. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2012.733325
    • Higginbotham, B., Tulane, S., Skogrand, L.M, (2012). Stepfamily education and changes in financial practices. Journal of Family Issues, 33:10, 1398-1420. doi: 10.1177/0192513X12450000
    • Reck, K., Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, Davis, P., (2012). Facilitating stepfamily education for Latinos. Marriage & Family Review, 48:2, 170-187. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2011.631729
    • Skogrand, L.M, Dansie, L., Higginbotham, B., Davis, P., Barrios-Bell, A., (2011). Benefits of stepfamily education: One-year post program. Journal of Marriage & Family Review, 47:3, 149-163. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2011.571634
    • Vaterlaus, M., Higginbotham, B., (2011). Qualitative program evaluation methods. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues
    • Bradford, K.P, Skogrand, L.M, Higginbotham, B., (2011). Risk for intimate partner violence among participants in a state-wide relationship education initiative. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions, 10, 169-184. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2011.562468
    • Skogrand, L.M, Davis, P., Higginbotham, B., (2011). Stepfamily education: A case study. Contemporary Family Therapy, 33, 61-70. doi: 10.1007/s10591-011-9141-y
    • Higginbotham, B., MacArthur, S., Dart, P.C, (2010). Youth and Families with Promise--adult engagement and the development of strengths in youth. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 38:3, 229-243. doi: 10.1080/10852352.2010.486300
    • Skogrand, L.M, Torres, E., Higginbotham, B., (2010). Stepfamily education: Benefits of group-formatted interviewtion. The Family Journal, 18, 234-240. doi: 10.1177/1066480710372479
    • Higginbotham, B., Adler-Baeder, F., (2010). Enhancing Knowledge and Agreement Among Ethnically and Economically Diverse Couples in Stepfamilies with the Smart Steps: Embrace the Journey Program. Journal of Extension, 48:1, 1IAW7.
    • Higginbotham, B., Myler, C., (2010). The Influence of Facilitator and Facilitation Characteristics on Participants’ Ratings of Stepfamily Education. Family Relations, 59, 74-86. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2009.00587.x
    • Skogrand, L.M, Katie, R., Higginbotham, B., Adler-Baeder, F., Dansie, L., (2010). Recruitment and retention for stepfamily education. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions, 9, 48-65. doi: doi: 10.1080/15332690903473077
    • Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, (2010). Relationship education with married and unmarried stepcouples: An exploratory study. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy; Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions, 9, 133-148. doi: 10.1080/15332691003694893
    • Higginbotham, B., Skogrand, L.M, Torres, E., (2010). Stepfamily education: Perceived benefits for children. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 51, 36-49. doi: 10.1080/10502550903423271
    • Higginbotham, B., Reck, K.H, Brooks, N., (2009). Difficulties experienced among newly remarried elderly couples.. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences., 4, 32-37.
    • Higginbotham, B., Felix, D., (2009). Economic Predictors of Marital Quality Among Newly Remarried Rural and Urban Couples. Family Science Review, 14:2, 18-30.
    • Higginbotham, B., Miller, J.J, Niehuis, S., (2009). Remarriage Preparation: Usage, Perceived Helpfulness, and Dyadic Adjustment. Family Relations, 58, 316-329. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2009.00555.x
    • Skogrand, L., Barrios-Bell, A., Higginbotham, B., (2009). Stepfamily Education for Latino Families: Implications for Practice. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions., 8, 113-128. doi: 10.1080/15332690902813802
    • Schramm, D.G, Higginbotham, B., (2009). A Revision of the Questionnaire for Couples in Stepfamilies.. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 50:5, 341-355. doi: 10.1080/10502550902766464
    • Higginbotham, B., Adler-Baeder, F., (2008). The Smart Steps, Embrace the Journey Program: enhancing relational skills and relationship quality in remarriages and stepfamilies.. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 13:3, On Line.
    • Dimick, K., Higginbotham, B., MacArthur, S., Poulson, M., (2008). Recruiting college students to be youth mentors. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 12:2
    • Higginbotham, B., Adler-Baeder, F., (2008). Assessing Beliefs About Remarriages and Stepfamilies. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 48:3, 33-54. doi: 10.1300/J087v48n03_03
    • Marshall, J., Higginbotham, B., Harris, V., Lee, T., (2007). Assessing Program Outcomes: Rationale and Benefits of Posttest-then-Retrospective-Pretest Designs.. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, 2:1, 0701RS001.
    • Higginbotham, B., Ketring, S., Hibbert, J., Wright, D., Guarino, A., (2007). Relationship Religiosity, Adult Attachment Styles, and Courtship Violence Experienced by Females. Journal of Family Violence, 22:2, 55-62. doi: 10.1007/s10896-006-9049-8
    • Adler-Baeder, F., Ericson, M., Higginbotham, B., (2007). Marriage education for stepcouples. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 12:1
    • Adler-Baeder, F., Kerpelman, J.L, Schramm, D.G, Higginbotham, B., Paulk, A., (2007). The Impact of Relationship Education on Adolescents of Diverse Backgrounds. Family Relations, 56, 291-303.
    • Higginbotham, B., Henderson, K., Adler-Baeder, F., (2007). Using research in marriage and relationship education programming. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 12:1
    • Higginbotham, B., Harris, V., Marshall, J., Lee, T., (2007). Youth and Families with Promise: A Multi-Component Youth Development Program. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, 1:3, 0603PA004.
    • Higginbotham, B., Adler-Baeder, F., (2005). Development of the Remarriage Belief Inventory for researchers and educators. Journal of Extension, 43:2, 3IAW2.
    • Hedges, D.W, Higginbotham, B., Salyer, D.L, Lund, T.D, (2005). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effects on One-Trial Learning and Response to Anxiogenic Stimuli in Adult Male Rats. Journal of ECT, 21, 25-30.
    • Adler-Baeder, F., Higginbotham, B., (2004). Implications of remarriage and stepfamily formation for marriage education. Family Relations, 53, 448-458.
    • Adler-Baeder, F., Higginbotham, B., Lamke, L., (2004). Putting empirical knowledge to work: Linking research and programming focused on marital quality. Family Relations, 53, 537-546.
    • Hedges, D., Salyer, D.L, Higginbotham, B., (2002). Transcranial magnetic stimulation effects on testosterone, prolactin, and corticosterone in adult male rats. . , 51:5, 417-421.

    Professional Journal

    • Turner, J., Kopystynska, O., Schramm, D., Higginbotham, B., (2019). Is one hour enough? Evaluating Utah’s online divorce education course based on course length satisfaction.. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 60:7, 537–551. doi: 10.1080/10502556.2019.1586231
    • Vaterlaus, M., Allgood, S.M, Higginbotham, B., (2012). Stepfamily education booster sessions. Social Work with Groups, 35:2, 150-163. doi: doi: 10.1080/01609513.2011.599017
    • Higginbotham, B., Davis, P., Smith, L., Dansie, L., Skogrand, L.M, Reck, K., (2012). Stepfathers and stepfamily education. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 53:1, 76-90. doi: 10.1080/10502556.2012.635972
    • Higginbotham, B., Anderson, A.L, Lown, J.M, (2007). Advising recently remarried clients: Implications from social science research. Journal of Personal Finance, 6:1, 81-92.

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | MultiMedia

    Video

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    Publications | Technical Reports

    Research Reports

    • MacArthur, S., Higginbotham, B., (2007). Report for the Department of Education Grant. *

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    Publications | Other

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    Extension

    Divorce Education, 2015 - Ongoing
    Healthy Relationships Utah, 2006 - Ongoing
    Family Strengthening Relationships, 2010 - 2016
    Stepfamily Education, 2007 - 2015
    Civil Rights, 2010 - 2015
    Military Support, 2012 - 2014
    Utah Healthy Marriage Initiative, 2009 - 2014
    Family Life, 2009 - 2013
    National Extension, 2007 - 2013
    Youth and Families with Promise, 2007 - 2012