Associate Professor - Family Studies
Dr. Nate Cottle is an Associate Professor of Family Studies at Utah Valley University. He holds a Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Texas, and Master’s and Bachelor’s from BYU in the same field. At UVU, Nate teaches courses in romantic relationships and family life education and serves as the Family Studies Program Coordinator.
He is a Certified Family Life Educator who has made over 100 community presentations and workshops to individuals and couples nationally and internationally. He has worked with the Twogether in Texas program and Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. He has also worked with the military through the Strong Bonds and Yellow Ribbon programs, and was appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on the Utah Governor’s Commission on Marriage. He is certified to teach the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), Within My Reach (WMR), the Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge (PICK), Great Start, and all of the Family Wellness curricula.
He has published several journal articles, educational curricula, and book chapters, and presented at national conferences, including the National Council on Family Relations and the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education. He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator on a project exploring the transition to marriage and sexuality for abstinent couples.
Nate and his wife, Wendy, have been married almost 18 years. They have three wonderful children. He loves college football and date night, and she loves shopping and the theater, but most of their time is spent having fun with their children.