Lepley, Paul A.


Lepley, Paul A.


Dr. Adrian Blow


Started in Fall 2017


Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity



My name is Chaplain (MAJ) Paul Lepley and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity. My advisor is Dr. Adrian Blow.  My scholarly interests focus on various teaching techniques of relationship education for reserve component military-connected couples.  My research evaluates how different teaching techniques affect program efficacy, relationship satisfaction, and psychological health using an evidence-based curriculum called the Prevention and Relationship Education Program (PREP).  My other research focus centers around family resilience and suicide prevention for military-connected couples.  I am currently serving as a Full-Time State Support Chaplain for the Michigan National Guard, where I oversee the Strong Bonds program, which I am researching for the Department of the Army.  I also oversee the Commanders Ready and Resilient Campaign and is the Secretary of the Board for Zero Day, a local non-profit organization serving veterans.

Keywords and Phrases

Military Families, Teaching Modalities, Relationship Education