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Chelom Leavitt

Assistant Professor
School of Family Life, Family Life

2054 JFSB
Provo, UT 84603

Biography

Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, Chelom began her college education at Brigham Young University studying Economics. She then attended Law School at BYU. During her legal career, Chelom taught law in Eastern Europe. It was there that she became interested in family relationships and how to create stronger bonds within these relationships. She finished a master's degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development at BYU in 2010 and returned to Ukraine as a 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellow to research and teach on family relationships. She then attended Penn State where she earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies.

Research Interests

I research issues surrounding healthy sex within committed relationship. I also examine how being mindful in daily experiences and sexual experiences may be associated with increased sexual satisfaction. I created an intervention examining how relationship education and mindfulness may be associated with sexual functioning, quality, and satisfaction.

Teaching Interests

I teach Maintaining marital relations (SFL 325) and Healthy Sexuality in Marriage (SFL 376).

Education

  • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies , Penn State (2017)
  • M.S., MFHD , BYU (2010)
  • J.D., Law , J. Reuben Clark Law School (1992)
  • B.S., Economics , BYU (1988)
  • B.S., Economics , BYU (1988)

Honors and Awards

  • Emmeline Wells Grant, Women's Studies (2018 - 2020)

Memberships

  • Society for Prevention Research (2016 - Present)
  • National Council on Family Relations (2015 - Present)
  • Utah State Bar (1992 - Present)

Courses Taught

Publications

Chelom E. Leavitt Eva S. Lefkowitz Yudum Akyil Katia Seduk Emily A. Waterman Rose Wesche Chelom E. Leavitt Eva S. Lefkowitz David B. Allsop Chelom E. Leavitt Matthew T. Saxey Joshua E. Timmons Jason S Carroll Janet L Eyring Chelom E. Leavitt David B. Allsop Tyler J. Clancy David B. Allsop Chelom E. Leavitt Matthew T. Saxey Jenna M. Lawlor Jeremy B Yorgason Spencer L. James Veronica Hanna-Walker Dean M Busby Chelom E. Leavitt Spencer L. James David B. Allsop Chelom E. Leavitt Rebecca W. Clarke Shayla M. Driggs Joanna B. Gurr Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Dean M Busby Nathan D. Leonhardt Veronica Hanna-Walker Chelom E. Leavitt Chelom E. Leavitt David B. Allsop Rebecca W. Clarke Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Chelom E. Leavitt Jason Brown Whiting Alan J Hawkins Dean M Busby Veronica R. Hanna-Walker Chelom E. Leavitt Jason S Carroll Jocelyn S Wikle Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Jeremy B Yorgason Jeffrey P Dew Heather Johnson Chelom E. Leavitt David B. Allsop Dean M Busby Shayla M. Driggs Heather M. Johnson Matthew T. Saxey Chelom Eastwood Leavitt David B Allsop Dean M Busby Shayla M Driggs Heather M Johnson Matthew T Saxey Amber A. Price Chelom E. Leavitt David B. Allsop Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Jeremy B Yorgason Amber Seidel Nathan D Leonhardt Dean M Busby Veronica R Hanna-Walker Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Nathan D Leonhardt Dean M Busby Rebecca W Clarke Dean M Busby Nathan D. Leonhardt Chelom E. Leavitt Veronica Hannah-Walker JB Eyring Chelom Eastwood Leavitt David Allsop Tyler Clancey David B Allsop Chen Yun (Daisy) Wang Jeffrey P Dew Erin Kramer Holmes Edward Jeffrey Hill Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Amber Price Chelom Eastwood Leavitt David Allsop Jason Brown Whiting Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Jeremy Boden Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Jason Brown Whiting Alan J Hawkins Amber Seidel Chelom Eastwood Leavitt d. Hansen S. Gill Veronica Hanna-Walker Dean M Busby Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Chelom Eastwood Leavitt David B. Allsop Rebecca W. Clarke Loren Dean Marks David C. Dollahite Chelom E. Leavitt Nathan D Leonhardt Dean M. Busby Chelom E. Leavitt Jeffrey P Dew David B Allsop Samuel D Runyan Edward Jeffrey Hill Chelom E. Leavitt Eva S. Lefkowitz Emily A. Waterman ME Feinberg Yunying Le Brandon T McDaniel Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Mark E Feinberg Eva S. Lefkowitz Rose Wesche Chelom E. Leavitt Emily A Waterman Rose Wesche Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Damon E Jones Eva S Lefkowitz Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Brandon T McDaniel Megan K Maas Mark E Feinberg Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Eva S. Lefkowitz Yunying Le Brandon T McDaniel Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Mark E Feinberg Eva S Lefkowitz Sara A Vasilenko Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Brian J Willoughby Chelom Eastwood Leavitt David Allen Nelson Sarah Marie Coyne Craig H Hart Chelom Eastwood Leavitt

Presentations

Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Jason Brown Whiting Alan J Hawkins
David B Allsop Chelom E Leavitt S Driggs Rebecca Clarke Loren D Marks David C Dollahite
Chelom Eastwood Leavitt Jeffrey P Dew David A Allsop Sam Runyan Edward Jeffrey Hill
Chelom Eastwood Leavitt E. S. Lefkowitz Y. Akyil K. Serduk