Dr. Matthew Bumpus

Matthew Bumpus

Associate Professor


Johnson Tower 522, Pullman

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2000
  • M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • B.A. Psychology/Elementary Education, Whitworth College, 1990
Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

Assistant Professor, Child Development Program, California State University – Chico

Fourth grade teacher, Mead (WA) School District

Selected Grant Submissions

NIH: Sources of parents’ knowledge of their school-aged children’s daily experiences (R03-HD053418-01; M. Bumpus, P.I.; $100,000 direct costs); under review

NIH: Parental effects on children’s coping with stress (R01-MH074647-01A1; T. Power, P.I.; $1,250,000 direct costs); under review

Research Interests

Work and family, especially concerning linkages between work-related stress and family processes; mother-child and father-child relationships; parental monitoring/knowledge; social development during middle childhood and adolescence.

Selected Publications

Gagnon, R.J., & Bumpus, M.F. (2016). Fidelity and its importance to experiential and outdoor education. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 8(1).

Weybright, E.H., Cooper, B.R., Beckmeyer, J., Bumpus, M.F., Hill, L.G., & Agley, J. (2016). Moving beyond drinking to have a good time: A person-centered approach to identifying reason typologies in legal-aged college student drinkers. Prevention Science, 17, 679-688.

Gagnon, R.J., Franz, N., Garst, B.A., & Bumpus, M.F. (2015). Factors impacting program delivery: The importance of implementation research in extension. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3, 68-82.

Ullrich-French, S.C., Cox, A.E., & Bumpus, M.F. (2013). Physical activity motivation and behavior across the transition to university. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 2(2), 90-101.

Yam, K.C., Bumpus, M.F., & Hill, L.G. (2012). Motivating effort: A theoretical synthesis of the self-sufficiency and two-market theories. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 709-716.

Werner, N.E., Bumpus, M.F., & Rock, D. (2010). Involvement in Internet aggression during early adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(6), 607-619.

Bumpus, M.F., & Rodgers, K.B. (2009). Parental knowledge and its sources: Exploring the moderating roles of family structure and race. Journal of Family Issues, 30(10), 1356-1378.

Bumpus, M.F., & Werner, N.E. (2009). Maternal rule-setting for children’s Internet use. Marriage and Family Review, 45(6-8), 845-865.

Bumpus, M.F., & Hill, L.G., (2008). Secrecy and parent-child communication during middle childhood: Associations with parental knowledge and child adjustment. Parenting: Science and Practice, 8(2), 93-116.

Bumpus, M.F., Crouter, A.C., & McHale, S.M. (2006). Linkages between negative work-to-family spillover and mothers’ and fathers’ knowledge of their young adolescents’ daily lives. Journal of Early Adolescence, 26(1), 36-59.

Crouter, A.C., Bumpus, M.F., Davis, K.D., & McHale, S.M. (2005). How do parents learn about adolescents’ experiences? Implications for parental knowledge and adolescent risky behavior. Child Development, 76(4), 869-882.

Bumpus, M.F. (2004). Family and work, In K. Christensen & D. Levinson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Community. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bordin, J., Bumpus, M.F., & Hunt, S. (2003). Every 15 minutes: A preliminary evaluation of a school-based drinking/driving prevention program. California Journal of Health Promotion, 1(3), 1-6.

Crouter, A.C., Head, M.R., Bumpus, M.F., & McHale, S.M. (2001). Household chores: Under what conditions do mothers lean on daughters? in A. Fuligni (Ed.), Family assistance and obligation during adolescene. (New Directions in Child Development Monograph). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Bumpus, M.F., Crouter, A.C., & McHale, S.M. (2001). Parental autonomy-granting during adolescence: Exploring gender differences in context. Developmental Psychology, 37(2), 163-173.

Crouter, A.C., & Bumpus, M.F., (2001). Linking parents’ work stress to child and adolescent psychological adjustment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10(8), 156-159.

Crouter, A.C., Bumpus, M.F., Head, M.R., & McHale, S.M. (2001). Implications of overwork and overload for the quality of men’s family relationships. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63(2), 404-416.