Emily Fessler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Family Therapy ,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3371
Email: fessler@uhcl.edu


Emily Fessler, Ph.D., LMFTS is an associate professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy M.A. program. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow and Supervisor. She received her doctorate in human development and family studies (HDFS) from Auburn University, where she also completed a M.S. in marriage and family therapy and a M.S. in HDFS, after receiving a B.S. from Texas Tech University in HDFS. Dr. Fessler's research interests include sexuality and sex therapy, risky sexual behavior, body image and body (dis)satisfaction, and adolescent development.

Dr. Fessler is the principal investigator of the Human Connections research lab where she collaborates with current and former students and colleagues around the globe. This collaboration has led to many presentations and publications on topics ranging from body image, infidelity in a social media space, parenting behaviors, and others. See Dr. Fessler's curriculum vitae for more information.