Teaching youth to resist stereotypes of gender, race, & class; balancing work & family; analysis of cultural messages that promote or resist stereotypes.
B.S., 1984, Psychology, Ohio University
M.A., 1985, Psychology, Radford University
Ph.D., 1991, Family and Child Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity
Honors and Awards
2014 - Engagement Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University
2012 - Exceptional Innovative Instruction in Service Learning Faculty Award, Colorado State University
2012 - National Service Impact Challenge Finalist, Corporation for national and Community Service
2011 - Outstanding Engagement Award Nominee, College of Health and Human Sciences
2011 - AmeriCorps Education Award, Corporation for National and Community Service
2009 - Colorado State University, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Current Research Projects
The Development and Evaluation of Campus Connections, a unique campus based youth mentoring program integrating therapy, after school programming and 1:1 mentoring in a group setting.
2016, Fall, Academic Dean: Semester at Sea Teaching Abroad Program, Colorado State University (upcoming)
2013, Summer: Mental Health Professional, Semester at Sea Teaching Abroad Program, University of Virginia
2010, Spring: Faculty, Semester at Sea Teaching Abroad Program, University of Virginia
2009-present: CSU University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2007, Spring: Faculty, Semester at Sea Teaching Abroad Program, University of Virginia
2003-present: Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
1991-present: Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
1997-2003: Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
1991-1997: Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
Zimmerman, T. S., Buchholz, M., Chen, J. (2016). Diversity and Social Justice in Supervision. In Karin Jordan (Ed.), Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Supervision for Systemic Supervisors. Springer Publishing.
Weiler, L. M., Haddock, S. A., Henry, K. L., Zimmerman, T. S, Krafchick, J, & Youngblade, L. (2015). Time-limited, structured youth mentoring and adolescent problem behaviors. Applied Developmental Science, 19(4), 196-205. doi:10.1080/10888691. 2015.1014484
Weiler, L., Lyness, K. P., Haddock, S. A., Zimmerman, T. S. (2014). Contextual issues in marriage and family therapy: Gender, sexual orientation, spirituality and culture. In L. Hecker & J. Wetchler (Ed.), Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Haworth Press.
Weiler, L. M., Zarich, K., Haddock, S., Zimmerman, T., & Krafchick, J. (2014). A comprehensive model of mentor experiences: Perceptions, strategies, and outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 593-608. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21640
Weiler, L. M., Zimmerman, T., Haddock, S., & Krafchick, J. (2014). Understanding the experience of mentor families in therapeutic youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 80-98. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21595
Weiler, L. M., Haddock, S., Zimmerman, T., Krafchick, J., Henry, K., & Rudisill, S. (2013). Benefits derived by college students from mentoring at-risk youth in a service-learning course. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 236-248. doi: 10.1007/s10464-013-9589-z
Haddock, S., Weiler, L. M., Krafchick, J., Zimmerman, T., McLure, M., & Rudisill, S. (2013). Campus Connections Therapeutic Mentoring: Making a difference for mentors. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17, 225-256.
Weiler, L., Helfrich, C., Palermo, F., Zimmerman, T. (2013). Exploring diversity attitudes of youth placed in residential treatment facilities. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 30, 23-39.
Zimmerman, T. S., Krafchick, J. L., & Aberle, J. M. (2009) FAIR service learning curriculum. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice Journal, 4(3), 195-210.
Zimmerman, T. S., Aberle J. T., Krafchick, J. L., & Harvey, A. (2008). Deconstructing the "Mommy Wars": The battle over the best mom. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 20(3), 203-219.
Thematic Research Areas