Jonathan Kimmes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Get to know Dr. Kimmes


My program of research involves investigating the link between mindfulness and couple and family relationships. Through my research, I aim to contribute to the development, application, and evaluation of mindfulness-based interventions that are integrated into a family systems framework. I enjoy collaborating with researchers from different disciplines and engaging undergraduate- and graduate-level students in academic research.


  • B.A. Psychology (Winona State University)
  • M.S. Child Development and Family Studies, Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy (Purdue University Calumet)
  • Ph.D. Family Studies and Human Services, Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy (Kansas State University)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Jaurequi, M. E., Kimmes, J. G., & Ledermann, T. (2022). Adult attachment and sleep disturbance: The role of the facets of mindfulness. Mindfulness, 13(4), 1042-1053.

Kimmes, J. G., Jaurequi, M. E., Roberts, K., Harris, V. W., & Fincham, F. D. (2020). An examination of the association between relationship mindfulness and psychological and relational well-being in committed couples. 46(1), 30–41. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Kimmes, J. G., Mallory, A. B., Spencer, C., Beck, A. R., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. M. (2019). A meta-analysis of risk markers of intimate partner violence in same-sex relationships. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. 20(3), 374–384.

Kimmes, J. G., Jaurequi, M. E., May, R. W., Srivastava, S., & Fincham, F. D. (2018). Mindfulness in the context of romantic relationships: Initial development and validation of the Relationship Mindfulness Measure. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 44(4), 575–589.

Kimmes, J. G., May, R. W., Seibert, G. S., Jaurequi, M. E., & Fincham, F. D. (2018). The association between trait mindfulness and cardiovascular reactivity during marital conflict. Mindfulness. 9(4), 1160–1169.

Kimmes, J. G., Durtschi, J. A., & Fincham, F. D. (2017). Perception in romantic relationships: A latent profile analysis of trait mindfulness in relation to attachment and attributions. Mindfulness, 8(5), 1328–1338.


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • 2013 – 2015 AAMFT/SAMHSA Doctoral Fellowship of the Minority Fellowship Program
  • 2014 AAMFT Master’s Thesis Award, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 2014 Journal of Marital and Family Therapy PhD Apprentice Reviewer of the Year