Mark Eric Pettit, B.S., CFLE-P

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Graduate Research Assistant

Project F.R.E.E. Co-Lead Navigator, Childcare Coordinator

221 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 7065429004

Alternate Phone: 2564684046

Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelors of Science Major: Psychology; Minor: Family Studies University of North Alabama May 2017


Previous research has primarily focused on sexual perpetration and higher education. Many projects on sexual perpetration explored the effectiveness of bystander intervention trainings and the reduction of rape myth acceptance. These projects have specifically targeted at-risk populations (i.e. Greek organizations, athletic teams, etc.). Research on higher education was an evaluation and comparison of the higher education systems in the United States and Germany.

Current Research

Currently I am researching the practice of mindfulness and its effects on interpersonal relationship quality. Also, I am assisting with a project that is evaluating the effectiveness of GAPREP, a relationship and sexual education program for adolescents. 


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
University of North Alabama Three Minute Thesis Winner University of North Alabama 2017
College of Arts and Sciences Three Minute Thesis Runner-up University of North Alabama 2017


Pettit, M., Paulk, A., Hunt, A., Williams, Y., & Zayac. R. (2017). Rape myth acceptance and willingness to intervene: A comparison of Greek-affiliated and non-affiliated college students by gender. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Articles, 9, Article 3.

Job Description

Currently I work in the C.A.R.E. Lab as a Graduate Research Assistant. My primary roles are Co-leading lab functions in a cluster of counties that are served by Project F.R.E.E. and I am the Childcare Support Coordinator. I also have been assisting in evaluating the program's effectiveness through fidelity coding and research projects.