Áine M. Humble
BHEc, MSc (Alberta), PhD (Oregon State), CFLE
Phone: (902) 457-6109
Office: Evaristus 321
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1. MSVU E-Commons: pre- or post-print versions of some of journal articles are available here
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I completed my PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in Women Studies, at Oregon State University. I have an undergraduate degree in Home Economics, with a major in Family Studies, and a Master’s degree in Family Life Education. I also have a diploma in Early Childhood Development. I am certified as a Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations.
My primary research interest focuses on family dynamics related to family rituals and transitions, in particular the transition to marriage. I have also increasingly been studying same-sex couples and LGBT aging issues. Currently, I am studying the effectiveness of COVID-19 “immediate family bubbles” for parents with young children in Nova Scotia. My secondary research interests involve older women and healthy aging and qualitative research methods. Training workshops in Canada on qualitative software (with a focus on MAXQDA) are available through my consulting company, Fada Research Consulting (email@example.com).
I have supervised graduate student theses in the following areas: (a) family work, (b) retirement, (c) gay and lesbian families/LGBTQ aging, (d) women and aging, and (e) sexuality education.
I have taught many undergraduate courses at MSVU: introduction to family studies, healthy aging, resilient families, research methods, social and family theories, women and aging, adult development and aging, retirement, understudied intimate relationships, family life education, and interpersonal communication skills. I have taught graduate courses in research methods (quantitative and qualitative), qualitative research methods, family life education, and family relations across the life course. I taught other courses prior to being at MSVU on topics such as child development, family development/dynamics, and women’s experiences in families. The courses I am teaching this year are listed below.
Courses taught in the 2021-2022 year
Fall 2021 term:
FSGN/CHYS 3327.01 Interpersonal Communication Skills
GFSG 6612.01/.18 Family Relations Across the Life Course
Winter 2022 term:
FSGN 2100.18 Healthy Aging (online)
FSGN 2312.18 Resilient Families (online)
Qualitative Research Resources:
- family rituals/transitions
- women and healthy aging
- division of unpaid work in the home
- intimate relationships
- qualitative methodology
- computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS)
- same-sex couples, aging LGBTQ individuals
- social construction of gender
- women and retirement
Selected Recent Publications*
* Please visit my profile at the MSVU E-Commons, where pre- or post-print versions of some of these articles may be available.
Mock, S., Walker, E., Humble, A. M., DeVries, B., Gutman, G., Gahagan, J., Chamberland, L., Aubert, P,, & Fast, J. (2019). The role of information technology and communication technology (ICT) in end-of-life planning among a sample of Canadian LGBT older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0733464819848634
DeVries, B., Gutman, G., Humble, A. M., Gahagan, J., Chamberland, L., Aubert, P,, Fast, J., & Mock, S. (2019). End-of-life preparations among LGBT older Canadian adults: The missing conversation. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 88(4), 358-379. doi:10.1177/0091415019836738
Humble, A. M., & Radina, E. (Eds.). (2019). Real stories of how qualitative data analysis happens:Moving beyond “themes emerged”. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. doi:10.4324/9781315171647
Winner of the 2020 Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research, Qualitative Family Research Network (QFRN), NCFR
Gahagan, J., Humble, A. M., Gutman, G., & de Vries, B. (2018). Older LGBT adults’ end-of-life conversations: Findings from Nova Scotia, Canada. Atlantis, 39(1), 31-40.
Humble, A. M., & Price, C. A. (2017). Individuals and family coping in later life. In C. Price & K. Bush (Eds.), Families and change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 119-136). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Berwick, S., & Humble, A. M. (2016). Older women’s negative psychological and physical experiences with injectable cosmetic procedures to the face. Journal of Women & Aging, 29(1), 51-62. doi:08952841.2015.1063954
Humble, A. M. (2016). “She didn’t bat an eye”: Canadian same-sex wedding planning and support from the wedding industry. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12, 277-299. doi:1550428X.2015.106578
Humble, A. M., & Green, M. (2016). Qualitative research in the Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement: An 18-year analysis (1995-2012). Canadian Journal on Aging, 35, 131-144. doi:10.1017/S0714980815000628
Few-Demo, A., Humble, A. M., Curran, M. A., & Lloyd, S. (2016). Queer theory, intersectionality, and LGBT-parent families: Transformative critical pedagogy in family theory. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8(1), 74-94. doi:10.1111.jftr.12127
Winner of the 2017 Wiley Prize in Family Science (Alexis Walker Award) for the best family science paper published in a Wiley journal in 2015 and 2016
Humble, A. M. (2015). Guidance in the world of computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) software programs. [Review essay of Using software in qualitative research: A step-by-step guide (2nd ed.)]. FQS–Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(2), Article 22.
Humble, A. M. (2015).Wedding work (Method in Practice Report #9). [On-line supplement to Sage Publications’ Companion Website to L. Richards’ Handling qualitative data (3rd ed.).
Humble, A. M. (2014). Wedding work (Method in Practice Report #9). [On-line supplement to Sage Publications’ Companion Website to L. Richards’ Handling qualitative data (3rd ed.).
Sharp, E. A., Zvonkovic, A., Humble, A. M., & Radina, E. (2014). Cultivating the family studies terrain: A synthesis of qualitative conceptual articles. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 6(2), 139-168. doi:10.1111/jftr.12037
Rose, H. A., & Humble, A. M. (2014). Canada’s patchwork policy: Family policy in the Canadian context. In M. Robila (Ed.), Family policies across the globe (pp. 357-372). New York: Springer.
Humble, A. M. (2013). Moving from ambivalence to certainty: Older same-sex couples marry in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging, 32(2), 131-144. doi:10.1017/S0714980813000196
(Copyright © Canadian Association on Gerontology, 2013)
Ross, P., Humble, A. M., Blum, I. (2013). Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: An exploration of older heterosexual women’s knowledge levels. Journal of Women & Aging, 25(2), 165-182. doi:10.1300/ J074v19n03_06
Humble, A. M. (2012). Qualitative data analysis software: A call for understanding, detail, intentionality, and thoughtfulness. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 4(2), 122-137. doi:10. 1111/j.1756-2589.2012.00125.x