Meghna's Background

Education

Ph.D. Human Development and Family Science, 2020

M.S. Human Development and Family Science, 2018

M.Ed. Montessori Education, 2010

B.S. Human Development and Family Science, 2007

Teaching Experience

Ohio Dominican University, 2020 -- present

The Ohio State University, 2016 -- present

Wright State University, 2010 -- 2016

Effica School of Montessori, 2008 -- 2016

Speaking Engagements

TEDxColumbus 2019 - Birds and Bees: Rethinking Relationship & Sexuality Education

The Ohio State University - SEX WEEK Pleasure Panelist w/ Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness

Capital University - Understanding Modern Relationships

Ohio Dominican University - Relationship Development and Maintenance

The Ohio State University - Exploring the Five Love Languages
 

Trainings & Seminars Attended

Forbidden Conversations: Sex, Money & Death w/ Esther Perel (virtual)

Exploring Modern Relationships w/ Esther Perel (San Francisco, CA)

Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work w/ The Gottman Institute (Nashville, TN)

The Five Love Languages w/ Gary Chapman (Hudson, OH)

 

Awards

Graduate Associate Teaching Award - The Ohio State University

Sesquicentennial Scholar Leadership Award - The Ohio State University

Professional Affiliations

​International Association of Relationship Research

National Council on Family Relations

Publications

Mahambrey, M. (2020). Self-reported Big Five personality traits of individuals who have experienced partner infidelity. Personal Relationships, 27(2), 274-302.

Olsavsky, A., Mahambrey, M., Berrigan, M., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. (2020). Adult attachment and jealousy of the partner-infant relationship: A dyadic analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37(6), 1745-1765.

Mahambrey, M. (under review). Consensual non-monogamy 101: Everything you need to know about polyamory, swinging, and open relationships. In-Mind Magazine.

Mahambrey, M. (in preparation). Is bad sex a deal-breaker? Associations between sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction, and marital stability. Dissertation manuscript.

 

Mahambrey, M. (in preparation). Was it good for you? Accuracy and bias in perceptions of past sexual satisfaction. Dissertation manuscript.

 

Mahambrey, M. (in preparation). Sexless and satisfied? Predictors of marital satisfaction in sexually inactive marriages. Dissertation manuscript.

Conference Presentations

Olsavsky, A., Mahambrey, M. (November 2019). New parents’ self-reported attachment and jealousy of the infant. Presenting author for paper at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Mahambrey, M. (June 2019). Is bad sex a deal-breaker? Associations between sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction, and marital stability. Paper presentation at the International Association of Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

 

Mahambrey, M. (July 2018). Characteristics of the uninvolved partner in relationships with extradyadic involvement.  Poster presentation at the International Association of Relationship Research Conference, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Mahambrey, M. (February 2018). My boyfriend’s girlfriend: A review of literature on consensual non-monogamy. Poster presentation at the OSU Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

 

Mahambrey, M. (February 2017). Infidelity: Is it really black and white? A review of literature on extramarital involvement. Poster presentation at the OSU Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

Meghna Mahambrey is from Dayton, Ohio and now lives in a cozy farmhouse in Columbus with her husband, two bonus daughters, and two fur babies.  She teaches courses at Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican University and runs SPARK in her free time.  Meghna loves yoga, quilting, nature, and takes her cream + sugar with a splash of coffee.  Her guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and she makes no apologies about it.

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