Darin Knapp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice
Undergraduate Coordinator
Family Studies and Human Development
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-7141

I graduated from Brigham Young University with an undergraduate degree in family studies and human development. I also earned a master's degree in marriage and family therapy at Brigham Young University. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (state of Kansas). I earned a doctoral degree in human ecology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy at Kansas State University. I also hold the Certified Family Life Educator credential offered by NCFR, and love teaching about family science in the classroom. 

My clinical and research specialties center on couple relationships. I have focused my clinical training in working with couples, families, and individuals who are experiencing relationship problems and mental health issues. My research has focused on relationship maintenance and upkeep, attachment in couple relationships, and cyclical couple relationships.

Areas of Expertise

  • Couple relationships
  • Emotional intimacy in close relationships
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Family resliency and adaptation
  • Mental health and families
  • Family life education

Subjects Taught

  • FSHD 427A: Treatment & Prevention of Problems in Adult Development and Relationships
  • FSHD 401: Basic Skills in Counseling
  • FSHD 427C: Treatment & Prevention of Problems in Child/Adolescent Development
  • FSHD 257: Dynamics of Family Relationships

Return to Faculty Directory

Institutes and Centers

The University of Arizona