Welcome Professor Muraco

Professor Joel Muraco is our newest faculty member in Human Development.  Here’s some information from him so you can get to know him better.

I was born in Tucson, Arizona, but spent my childhood in Morrisville, Pennsylvania which is directly across the Delaware River from Trenton, New Jersey. When I was 12 my family moved back to Tucson where I have resided since.

After high school I attended the University of Arizona where I earned my B.A. (2008) in English and Creative Writing and a B.S. (2008), M.S. (2012), and Ph.D. (2014) in Family Studies and Human Development. As a researcher I study romantic relationships, the lived experiences of gay and lesbian individuals, and the intersection of the two, which is where most of my scholarly attention focuses.

I am the middle child and one of three boys. My older brother has three beautiful daughters, ages 6, 8, and 9. My partner Eddie and I have been together over 5 years and have a dog and two cats together. He is still in Tucson finishing up pharmacy school at the University of Arizona.

In my spare time I like to take my dog, a Parson Russell Terrier named Kahlan (KK for short), for walks. I also enjoy bike riding, skiing, and good books, movies, and food.

Joel Second

UW-Green Bay