Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1977
Family, Sex and Gender, Socialization
Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman received her B. A (1969) and M. A. (1971) from the University of California Riverside and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 1977. She is Professor Emeritus in the department of Sociology at Washington State University where she also served as Department Chair from 1988 until 1996. Ihinger-Tallman received the University’s Faculty of the Year award in 1992 for excellence in teaching. Her research and writing have centered on remarriage, stepparenting, and sibling socialization. In collaboration with Dr. Kay Pasley, she co-authored numerous research articles, a textbook, Remarriage, and two edited volumes: Remarriage and Stepparenting: Current Research and Theory , and Stepparenting: Issues in Theory, Research, and Practice. Her most recent publication is Families in Context , an introductory textbook coauthored with Dr. Teresa Cooney of the University of Missouri , Columbia . Currently Dr. Ihinger-Tallman is collaborating with her husband, Professor Irving Tallman, on a book dealing with problem solving in the first years of marriage.