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Jacquelyn Dee Mosley

Jacquelyn Dee Mosley

Assoc Professor

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(HES)-School of Human Environmental Sciences

Phone: 479-575-4688

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Dr. Jacquelyn Wiersma-Mosley is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She received a BA in Psychology from The University of Northern Iowa, a MS in Human Development & Family Sciences (HDFS) from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in HDFS from Texas Tech University. She was in a 2 year post-doc at Penn State University in the Prevention and Methodology Centers. Her research has primarily centered around the role of alcohol in young adult romantic relationships.

Effects of alcohol on adolescent and young adult romantic relationships; Intimate partner violence (IPV); Campus sexual assault

Courses Taught:

Adolescent Development (Arkansas)

Family Relations (Arkansas)

Families in Crisis (Arkansas)

Multicultural Families (Arkansas)

Research Methods (Arkansas; Texas Tech University)


2008   Ph.D. Human Development & Family Studies   Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX     

Dissertation Title: Selection and Socialization of Young Adult Romantic Partners’ Drinking”

2006   M.S. Family Studies & Human Development    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ   

Thesis Title: “Authoritative Parenting and Parental Modeling as Predictors of College Student Binge Drinking

2003   B.A. Psychology   University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA                                                           



Frederick, H., Fischer, J. L., & Wiersma-Mosley, J. D. (Accepted). Predicting first sex among African American adolescents: The role of gender, family and extra-familial factors. Groves Monograph on Marriage and Family.

Strutzenberg, C., Wiersma-Mosley, J.D., Jozkowski, K.N., & Becnel, J. (2017). Love-bombing: A narcissistic approach to relationship formation. Discovery Journal: The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. University of Arkansas. * (Honor’s thesis Chair)

Wiersma-Mosley, J.D., Jozkowski, K.N, & Martinez, T. (2017). An empirical investigation of campus demographics and reported rapes. Journal of American College Health, 22: 1-10. [Epub ahead of print] (IF=1.66)*

Wiersma-Mosley, J.D., & Fischer, J. L. (2017). Adolescent drinking partnerships and problem behaviors. Journal of Addiction Research, 1, 1-10.

Jozkowski, K.N., & Wiersma-Mosley, J.D. (2017). The Greek system: How gender inequality and class privilege perpetuate rape culture. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies; Special Issue: Feminist Framings of Sexual Violence on College Campuses, 66(1), 89-103. (IF: 1.95)

Smith, B. D., Wiersma-Mosley, J. D., Ham, L. S., & Moon, Z. K. (2016). Neighborhood effects on Hispanic young adult outcomes. Psychology Research, 6(9), xx-xx.

Wiersma-Mosley, J. D., Fischer, J. L., & Smith, B. (2016). Why do individuals select into congruent vs. discrepant drinking partnerships? Gavin Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 2016, 1-10.

Ham, L. S., Wiersma-Mosley, J. D., Feldner, M. T., Melkonian, A. J., Milner, L. A., & Lewis, S. F. (2016) Posttraumatic stress symptoms and hazardous nonmedical prescription drug use among trauma-exposed college students. Journal of Dual Drug Diagnosis, 12, 1-12 (IF .82). 

Fleming, W. M., & Wiersma-Mosley, J. D. (2015). The role of alcohol consumption patterns and pro-social bystander interventions in contexts of gender violence. Violence Against Women, 21 (10), 1259-1283. (IF 1.19)

Jozkowski, K., & Wiersma, J. D.  (2015). Does drinking alcohol prior to sexual activity influence college students’ consent? International Journal of Sexual Health, 27, 156-174 (IF 0.36).

 Wiersma, J. D., & Fischer, J. L. (2014). Young adult drinking partnerships: Alcohol-related consequences and relationship problems 6 years later. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 704–712. (IF 2.251).

 Fischer, J. L., & Wiersma, J. D. (2012). Romantic relationships and alcohol use. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 5, 98-116 (IF 1.650).

 Wiersma, J. D., Fischer, J. L., Cleveland, H. H., Reifman, A., & Harris, K. (2011). Selection and socialization of young adult romantic partners’ drinking. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 182-200 (IF 1.131).

 Herrera, V. M., Wiersma, J. D., & Cleveland, H. H. (2011).The influence of romantic partners on the continuity of male and female nonviolent offending. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21, 1-11 (IF 2.702).

 Wiersma, J. D., Cleveland, H. H., Herrera, V. M., & Fischer, J. L. (2010). Intimate partner violence in dating, cohabitating, and married drinking partnerships. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 360-374 (IF 2.028).

 Gute, G., Eshbaugh, E., & Wiersma, J. D. (2008). Sex for you, but not for me: Discontinuity in undergraduate emerging adults’ definitions of “having sex.” Journal of Sex Research, 45, 329-337 (IF 1.948).

 Eng, S., Kanitar, K., Cleveland, H. H., Fischer, J. L., Herbert, R., & Wiersma, J. D. (2008). School achievement differences among Chinese and Filipino American students: Acculturation and the family. Educational Psychology, 28, 535-550 (IF 1.031).

 Herrera, V. M., Wiersma, J. D., & Cleveland, H. H. (2008). The influence of individual and partner characteristics on the perpetration of intimate partner violence in young adult relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 284-296 (IF 2.695).

           Wiersma, J. D. (2013). Male victims. In L. L. Finley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of domestic violence and abuse. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Wiersma, J. D. (2013). Cycle of Abuse. In L. L. Finley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of domestic violence and abuse. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

 Cleveland, H. H., Wiebe, R. P. & Wiersma, J. D. (2010). How membership in the collegiate recovery community maximizes social support for abstinence and reduces risk of relapse. In H. H. Cleveland & K. Harris (Eds.), Substance abuse recovery in college, pp. 97-111. New York: Springer Publications.

 Wiersma, J. D., Fischer, J. L., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2009). The role of romantic partners' drinking and binging patterns in relationship quality and alcohol-related problems. In K. I. DiGuarde (Ed.), Binge Drinking Research Progress (pp. 39-61). New York: Nova Science.


Member of National Council on Family Relations                                                       

Member of Society for Research on Adolescence                                                       

Member of Research Society on Alcoholism                                                               

Member of The Society for Emerging Adulthood                                                       


Ham, L. S. (PI), Wiersma, J. D. (Co-I), Jozkowski, K. N. (Co-I), Bridges, A. J. (Co-I), Norris, J. (Consultant), Fleming, W. M. (Consultant), & Foubert, J. D. (Consultant). The Effect of Alcohol on Bystander Intervention. (Funded 2015-2018). National Institutes of Health R21 Grant (1R21AA023230-01A1), total costs = $380,649.

Wiersma-Mosley, J.D. (2017). The diversity project: Who do you think you are? University of Arkansas’s Teaching Improvement and Research in Teaching Grants through the Teaching and Faculty Support Center (total requests = $4360).

Wiersma-Mosley, J.D., & Fleming, W.M. (2017). The role of K-12 Title IX coordinators. Funds provided by ATIXA (The Association of Title IX Administrators), total costs = $3000.

Wiersma-Mosley, J.D. (2017). The role of campus Title IX coordinators. Funds provided by ATIXA (The Association of Title IX Administrators), total costs = $7500.

Jozkowski, K., Wiersma-Mosley, J. D., & Canan, S. (2016-17). Sexual assault prevalence among Lesbian and Bisexual women. Provost’s Collaborative Research Grants (University of Arkansas), total costs = $5,000.

Strutzenberg, C., & Wiersma-Mosley, J. D. (2016). Love-bombing: The narcissist’s approach to relationship formation. Bumpers College Undergraduate Research and Creative Grant Award ($300).

Wiersma, J. D., (PI) & Leonard, K. E. (Consultant). (2013-14). Alcohol and interpersonal relationships in adolescence and young adulthood. Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF), total costs=$50,000.