Daniel Puhlman

Assistant Professor of Family Studies

225 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469

Bio: Daniel Puhlman is an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies program at the University of Maine, part of the School of Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Human Development. His research is focused on family processes and parenting and specifically, he looks at co-parenting relationships and how mothers and fathers influence one another in the raising of children. Daniel’s work also centers around theory development and qualitative exploration of these family processes. His most recent work focuses on looking at how advanced technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Video Games can support healthy family relationships. He is also a Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked clinically with families for the past 15 years. Daniel comes to the University of Maine with his wife Jane and 3 children, Max, Nathyn and Jack. He is from Pittsburgh and is an avid Penguins fan and loves to be outdoors.

Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University

Courses taught at UMaine

  • CHF 431: Parenting
  • HUD 552: Professional Practices in Human Development

Sample publications

  • Puhlman, D., Shigeto, A., Murillo-Borjas, G.A., Maurya, R.K., & Vincenti, V.B. (2023). Qualitative genogram analysis: A methodology for theorizing family dynamics. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12496
  • Puhlman, D.J. & Pasley, K. (2017). The maternal gatekeeping scale: A new measure of maternal gatekeeping. Family Relations, 66, 824-838. Doi: 10.1111/fafre.12287
  • Puhlman, D.J. & Pasley, K. (2013). Conceptualizing maternal gatekeeping. Journal of Family Theory & Review. 176-193.
  • Olmstead, S.B., Koon, J.T., Puhlman, D. J., Pasley, K., & Fincham, F.D. (2012). College men, unplanned pregnancy, and marriage: What do they expect? Journal of Sex Research.