Meet the Team

Contact Us
The Parenting Relationships Research Lab is located in historic Merrill Hall on the University of Maine campus. To learn more about the lab, read about our team members and get in touch with us using the contact information below.

229 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Dr. Daniel Puhlman—Director
Dr. Puhlman joined the University of Maine in August 2018 as an assistant professor of family studies. He graduated from the Florida State University in August 2013 with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. His expertise centers around coparenting and fathering and he has been foundational in understanding a family concept known as Maternal Gatekeeping. In addition, Dr. Puhlman’s training as a MFT is core to his work as a teacher, mentor and researcher.

Dr. Puhlman lives in Maine with his wife (Jane) and three sons (Max, Nathyn and Jack). He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan (Go Pens!). When not working in the lab Dr. Puhlman loves playing hockey, hiking, camping, home remodeling, skiing and most anything else outdoors.