Personnel Profile

Dr. Timothy Oblad, Assistant Professor

Dr. Timothy Oblad

Tim is from Taylorsville, Utah who started his academic career at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and received a bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a minor in psychology. At Texas Tech University, he earned a master’s degree in the Department of Human Sciences as well as his doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Tim also minored in Cross-Cultural research. His master’s thesis was a meta-analysis exploring gender differences with regard to cyber-aggressive behaviors. Further, he explored the atheoretical nature of cyberbully research in his comprehensive review. Tim’s doctoral dissertation composed of three separate, independent studies from two data sets exploring college student online behaviors and how cyberbullying or social networking impacts self-esteem, depression, social capital, and suicidal ideation. One of the studies explored minority college student experiences using both quantitative and qualitative methods and another explored two theoretical perspectives (deindividuation theory, social identity model of individuation) also with a mixed-methods approach. His research interests involve online behaviors (bullying, networking, sexting) and how such involvement becomes internalized. He joined Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2015.

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, Brigham Young University

M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

Cyberbullying and other online activities (networking, sexting, social capital)

Methodology (cross-cultural studies, qualitative approaches, mixed-methods)

Outreach and Community Service

Tim is an active research member with the Society of Criminology, Society for Research on Adolescence, and Society for Cross-Cultural Research. For service, Tim has guest lectured in several community venues and served on an epidemiological committee to assess prevalence and impact of at-risk behaviors among youth (e.g., social drinking, drug use) for the past three years.

Teaching Appointments

Contact Information

Department of Human Sciences
Human Sciences Building, Rm 129
MSC 168 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.2206
fax: 361.593.2230
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: February 9, 2018