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Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, PhD

Research Interests

Work and family, military families, family stress, job flexibility, and marital quality

Biography

I began my career at Purdue two days after defending my dissertation at Penn State, where I earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, and an MBA. The Purdue community has offered me tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth, and today I am proud to be able to say that Purdue has been my academic home for more than two decades.

My primary research interest is in the relationships between work conditions and family life. Over the past 20 years, I have studied differences between small and large workplaces, how adults grow and develop as a result of their work experiences, and how different kinds of organizational policies make it easier or more difficult for workers to be successful at work and at home. In 1996, I became the Director of the Center for Families (www.cfs.purdue.edu/cff), and in that role have the opportunity to conduct research and engagement activities focused on helping individuals and organizations who serve families to do their work more effectively. In 2000, my work added a new direction when I began to conduct research about and for military families via the Military Family Research Institute (www.cfs.purdue.edu/mfri).

My research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Henry A. Murray Center, the Department of Defense, the state of Indiana, and the Lilly Endowment; and has earned awards from the Groves Conference and Gamma Sigma Delta. I am a recipient of the Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute and serve as a faculty fellow to the Boston College Work-Family Roundtable. In 2005, I was named a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. I serve on the editorial boards of several academic journals.

Since my first day as an undergraduate, I have spent my educational career at universities with a land grant mission, meaning that they were created with the goal of bringing campus and community together as they carry out their discovery, learning and engagement activities. This mission both exhilarates and challenges me. It is indescribably exciting to have the opportunity to participate in changing lives - the lives of students who are the first in their families to attend college or go to graduate school, or the lives of front-line practitioners who find useful help from the research world. I believe that 'doing' and 'teaching' are great ways to learn, so I try to involve student colleagues in every facet of my work, including design, budgeting, instrumentation, data collection, analyses and publication. Everyone on our team is expected to share their expertise with other team members. Most of my projects also involve collaborations with partners inside and outside of the university, which presents great opportunities to learn about collaboration and life in the "real world."

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

(* = co-author, underscore=current or former student author):

  • Bowles, S. V., Pollock, E. D., Moore, M., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Cato, C., Dekle, J. W., Jeffers, S. W. M., Shriver, A., Mueller, B., Stephens, M., Seidler, D. A., Sheldon, J., Picano, J., Finch, W., Morales, R., Blochberger, S., Kleiman, M. E., Thompson, D., & Bates, M. J. (accepted). Total Force Fitness: The Military Family Fitness Model. Forthcoming, Military Medicine.
  • Flittner, A. E., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Willerton, E., Cardin, J.F., Topp, D., Mustillo, S., & Lester, P. (accepted). Help seeking by parents in military families on behalf of their young children. Forthcoming, Psychiatric Services. 2013
  • Mustillo, S. A., Kysar-Moorn, A., Kelley, S. D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (accepted). Overview of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol misuse among active duty service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: Self-reports and diagnoses. Forthcoming, Military Medicine.
  • Mustillo, S., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Lester, P. (accepted). Parental deployment and well-being in children: Results from a new study of military families. Forthcoming, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
  • Mustillo, S., Xu, M., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (accepted). How does combat exposure affect parenting? An empirical study based on the ecological model. Forthcoming, Fathering.
  • Pagnan, C., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (accepted). Graduate students’ perceptions of the prospects for combining career and family: The role of academic program and gender. Forthcoming, Journal of the Professoriate, 8, 22-55.
  • Posada, G., Walker, D., Cardin, J-F., Nyaronga, D., Schwarz, R., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (accepted). Maternal perspectives on deployment and child-mother relationships in military families. Revise and resubmit, Family Relations.
  • Sternberg, M. M., Hitt, S. F., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Vaughan, J., Carlson, R. D., Dansie, E., & Mohrbacher, M. (accepted). The higher education landscape for student service members and veterans in Indiana. Forthcoming, Higher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-014-9854-6.
  • Flittner, A., Burton, E. T., Chawla, N., Topp, D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). Evaluation of a multimedia intervention for children and families facing multiple military deployments. Forthcoming, Primary Prevention.
  • Barry, A. E., Whiteman, S. D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2014). Student service members/veterans in higher education: A systematic review. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(1), 30-42.
  • Faber, A. J., Minner, J., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2014). Killed in combat: The impact of the military context on the grief process. Research brief. Military Behavioral Health, 2(1), 14-17.
  • Valenstein, M., Gorman, L., Blow, A. J., Ganoczy, D., Walters, H., Kees, M., Pfeiffer, P. N., Kim, H. M., Lagrou, R., Wadsworth, S. M., Rauch, S. A. M., & Dalack, G. W. (2014). Reported barriers to mental health care in three samples of U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers at three time points. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 406–414. doi: 10.1002/jts.21942.
  • Walker, D. I., Cardin, J. F., Chawla, N., Topp, D., Burton, T., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2014). Effectiveness of a multimedia outreach kit for families of wounded veterans. Disability and Health Journal, 7, 216-225.
  • Barry, A. E., Stellefson, M. L., Hanik, B., Tennant, B. L., Whiteman, S. D., Varnes, J., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2013). Examining the association between binge drinking and propensity to join the military. Military Medicine, 178, 37-42.
  • Bull Schaefer, R. A., Green, S. G., Saxena, M., Weiss, H. M., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2013). Crossover of organizational commitment. Human Performance, 26, 261-274.
  • Bull Schaefer, R. A., Wiegand, K. E., MacDermid, S. M., Green, S. G., & Welch, E. (2013). Work adjustment after combat deployment: Reservist repatriation. Community, Work, and Family, 16, 191-211.
  • Hosek, J., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2013). Economic conditions of military families. Future of Children, 23, 41-59.
  • Karakurt, G., Christiansen, A. T., MacDermid, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (2013). A qualitative study of romantic relationships following wartime deployment. Journal of Family Issues, 34, 1427-1451.
  • Lester, P., Stein, J., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Milburn, N. G., Mogil, C., & Beardslee, W. (2013). Psychological health of military children: Longitudinal evaluation of family-centered prevention to enhance family resilience. Military Medicine, 178, 838-845.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2013). Understanding and supporting the resilience of a new generation of combat-exposed military families and their children. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 415-420. doi: 10.1007/s10567-013-0155-x.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Lester, P., Marini, C., Cozza, S., Sornborger, J., Strouse, T., & Beardslee, W. (2013). Approaching family-focused systems of care for military and veteran families. Military Behavioral Health, 1, 1-10.
  • Whiteman, S. D., Barry, A. E., Mroczek, D. K., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2013). The development and implications of peer emotional support for student service members/veterans and civilian college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 265-278.
  • Barry, A. E., Whiteman, S. D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2012). Implications of posttraumatic stress among military affiliated and civilian students. Journal of American College Health, 60(8), 562-573.
  • Barry, A. E., Whiteman, S. D., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Hitt, S. F. (2012). The alcohol use and associated mental health problems of veterans and student service members in higher education. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 19(5), 415-425.
  • Chawla, N., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2012). The impact of an Operation Purple Camp intervention on military children and adolescents’ self-perception of social acceptance, athletic competence, and global self-worth. American Journal of Family Therapy, 40, 267-278.
  • Erbes, C., Meis, L., Polusny, M., Compton, J., & MacDermid, S. (2012). An examination of PTSD and relationship functioning in soldiers of the Iraq war over time. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 187-190.
  • Seelig, A. D., Jacobson, I. G., Smith, B., Hooper, T. I., Gackstetter, G. D., Ryan, M. A. K., Wells, T. S., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Smith, T. C. (2012). Prospective evaluation of mental health and deployment experience among women in the U.S. military. American Journal of Epidemiology, 176, 135-145. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwr496
  • Avery, G. H., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2011). Access to mental health services for active duty and National Guard TRICARE enrollees in Indiana. Military Medicine, 176, 261-264.
  • Green, S. G., Bull Schaefer, R. A., MacDermid, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (2011). Partner reactions to work-family conflict: Cognitive appraisal and indirect crossover in couples. Journal of Management, 37, 744-769
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Southwell, K. (2011). Military families: Extreme work and extreme ‘work-family.’ Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 638, 163-183.
  • Pagnan, C., & Lero, D. S., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2011). It doesn’t always add up: Examining dual-earner couples’ decision to off-shift. Community, Work & Family, 14, 297-316.
  • Willerton, E., Schwarz, R. L., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Oglesby, M. S. (2011). Military fathers’ perspectives on involvement. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 521-530.
  • Wilson, S. R., Wilkum, K., Chernichky, S. M., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Broniarczyk, K. M. (2011). Passport toward Success: Description and evaluation of a program designed to help children and families reconnect after a military deployment. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 39, 223-249.
  • Behnke, A. O.*, MacDermid, S. M.*, Anderson, J. C., & Weiss, H. M. (2010). Ethnic variations in the connection between work-induced family separation and turnover intent. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 626-655.
  • Brimeyer, T. M., Perrucci, R., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2010). Age, tenure, resources for control, and organizational commitment. Social Science Quarterly, 91, 511-530.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2010). Family risk and resilience in the context of war and terrorism. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 537 – 556.
  • Perrucci, R., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2010). Shift work, job demands, and the quality of work/family life: Does perceived worker control matter? International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 47, 167-186.

Book Chapters

  • O’Grady, A. F., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Lester, P. (submitted). Parents’ childhood exposures to traumatic events and current functioning in military families. Under review, A. Gewirtz (Ed.), Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families.
  • Lee, K.-H., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (in preparation). The newest generation of U.S. veterans and their families. In C. Price & K. Bush (Eds.), Families and change: Coping with stressful life events. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). Unique challenges facing military families. In N. D. Ainspan, C. Bryan, & W. E. Penk (Eds.), Handbook of psychosocial interventions for Veterans: A guide for the non-military mental health clinician. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Roy, K. M., & Watkins, N. (in press). Families and individuals in societal contexts. In M. J. Walcheski & J. S. Reinke (Eds.), Family life education: The practice of family science. Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.
  • Beasley, K., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Watts, J. B. (2012). Transitioning to and from deployment. In D. K. Snyder & C. M. Monson (Eds.). Couple-based interventions for military and veteran families: Promoting individual and relationship well-being (pp. 47-64). New York: Guilford.
  • Bowles, S., Davenport Pollock, L., Cato, C., Moore, M., Sun, K., Anagnostopoulos, V., Campise, M. Mueller, W., Freeland, D., Tarney, M., Brogdon, K., Brogdon, J., Alvarado, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Bates, M. (2012). Building resilience in the military family during and following deployment. In N. D. Ainspan & W. E. Penk (Eds.), When the warrior returns: Making the transition at home (pp. 79-99). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
  • Perry-Jenkins, M., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2012). The state of theory in work and family research at the turn of the 21st century. In M. A. Fine & F. D. Fincham (Eds.), Family theories: A content-based approach (pp. 381-397). Oxford, UK: Taylor and Francis/Routledge.
  • Willerton, E., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Riggs, D. (2010). Military families under stress: What we know and what we need to know. In S. MacDermid Wadsworth & D. Riggs (Eds.), Risk and resilience in U.S. military families (pp. 1-22). New York, NY: Springer.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Remnet, M., & Pagnan, C., (2009). The tensions, puzzles and dilemmas of engaged work-family scholarship. In A. C. Crouter & A. Booth (Eds.), Work-life policies (pp. 133-140). Urban Institute Press.
  • MacDermid, S. M., & Tang, C. (2009). Flexibility and control: Does one necessarily bring the other? In D. R. Crane & E. J. Hill (Eds.), Handbook of families and work (pp. 241-264). Lanham, MD: University Press.

Books

  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Riggs, D. S. (Eds.). (2013). Military deployment and its consequences for families. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Dombro, A. L. (2012). Serving military families in the 21st century. Routledge.
  • Institute of Medicine. (2012). Returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of readjustment needs of veterans, service members and their families. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (MacDermid Wadsworth served on the committee that prepared this report).
  • Institute of Medicine. (2010). Returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Preliminary assessment of readjustment needs of veterans, service members, and their families. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (MacDermid Wadsworth served on the committee that prepared this report).
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Riggs, D. R. (Eds.). (2010). Risk and resilience in U.S. military families. New York: Springer.

Task Force Reports

  • Arthur, D. C., MacDermid, S. M., Kiley, K., and members of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health. (2007). An achievable vision: Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health. Falls Church, VA: Defense Health Board.

Technical Reports

  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Mustillo, S., Lester, P., Flittner, A., Cardin, J.-F., Lee, K.-H., Topp, D. B., & Willerton, E. (2013). The intergenerational impact of war: Deployment and young children in military families. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute.
  • Topp, D., Cardin, J., Walker, D. L., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2012). The impact of Talk, Listen, Connect: Evaluation overview of Sesame Workshop Kits for military families with young children. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., Editor (2010). Understanding family diversity in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute.
  • Schwarz, R., Nyaronga, D., Posada, G., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2009). Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments and homecomings supporting military families with young children. Findings from the TLC II – MD kit evaluation. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • Shields, C. G., Saltzman, W., Leskin, G., Garcia, E., Mogil, C., Lester, P., Finley, M., Ruff, S., Henry, U., Sahin, Z. S., Babayan, T., Morgan, M., Nash, W. P., Klosinski, L., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2010). FOCUS for Military Families: Couples Resiliency Training Manual (1st Ed). Los Angeles, CA & West Lafayette, IN.: University of California and Purdue University.
  • Sternberg, M., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Vaughan, J., & Carlson, R. (2009). The higher education landscape for student service members and veterans in Indiana. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • Topp, D. B., Schwarz, R., Diamond, K., Tessema, T. A., Nyaronga, D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2009). Coming Together Around Military Families: Training evaluation. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • Topp, D. B., Schwarz, R., Saqui, U., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Posada, G. (2009). Talk, listen, connect: Changes. Supporting military families with young children. Findings from the “Talk, listen, connect” (TLC II – Changes) kit evaluation. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Samper, R., Schwarz, R., Nishida, J., & Nyaronga, D. (2008). Understanding and promoting resilience in military families. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute. This report was written at the request of the Director of Family Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for inclusion in a response to Congress.

Invited Federal Testimony

  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2012, February). Community collaborations with the VA. Testimony before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.
  • MacDermid, S. M. (2008, March). FMLA and military families. Testimony before Assistant Secretary of Labor Victoria Lipnic, Washington, DC.
  • MacDermid, S. M. (2008, March). Military mental health. Testimony before the Personnel Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee of the United States Senate, Washington, DC.
  • MacDermid, S. M. (2008, March). Overview of military mental health. Testimony before the Personnel Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
  • MacDermid, S. M. (2007, June). Supporting the psychological health of military members and their families. Testimony before the Personnel Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives. Washington, DC.

Education

  • PhD, 1990, Human Development & Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MBA, 1988, Management, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, 1986, Human Development & Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BA Sc, 1982, Family Studies, Child Studies, University of Guelph, Canada

Honors

  • 2014: Nominee, Leading Light Award for Leadership, Women and High Tech Association, Indianapolis.
  • 2012: Morrill Award, created by Purdue University in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act and given to faculty at the rank of professor in recognition of outstanding career achievements that have had an impact on society. The award carries a $30,000 prize. 
  • 2011: Violet Haas Award, given by the Council on the Status of Women to individuals, programs, or departments at Purdue that have facilitated the advancement of women in hiring, promotion, education and salary, or have enhanced a positive professional climate for women at the University.
  • 2011: Invited guest, President and Mrs. Obama's launch of the Joining Forces initiative in support of Military Families at a White House ceremony.
  • 2010: Woman of Purdue, Recognition by Purdue Mortar Board for leadership at the university.
  • 2010: Invited attendee, White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility and White House announcement of the results of the Presidential Study directive for military families.
  • 2009: Invited attendee, White House signing of the National Defense Authorization Bill.
  • 2008: Appointed to the Department of Defense External Advisory Committee on Psychological Health of the Defense Health Board. The 14 committee members were selected by the Secretary of Defense from over 200 nominees (appointment was renewed in 2009).
  • 2007: Invited member, National Advisory Commission for Workplace Flexibility, Georgetown University Law Center.
  • 2006: With approval from the White House, appointed by the Secretary of Defense to the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health. Elected co-chair.
  • 2006: Work-Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute, awarded to 'exemplary individuals who have made an indelible mark on the work-life movement.'
  • 2005: Awarded Fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations.
  • 2003: Lee, MacDermid, Williams, Buck, & Leiba-O'Sullivan (2002) was rated as one of the 20 best articles published during 2002 by the panel of reviewers for the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
  • 2002: MacDermid, Hertzog, Kensinger, & Zipp (2001) was rated as one of the 20 best articles published during 2001 by the reviewers for the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
  • 2001: Lee, MacDermid, & Buck (2000) was rated as one of the 20 best articles published during 2000 by the panel of reviewers for the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
  • 2000: Certified as a Family Life Educator by the National Council on Family Relations. (Re-certified in 2005, 2010).
  • 1999: Award of Merit, for research, from Gamma Sigma Delta (the Honor Society of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine).
  • 1998-present:  Faculty Fellow of the Work-Family Roundtable of the Boston College Center on Work and Family. The Work-Family Roundtable is a small invitation-only organization of national and international employers interested in work and family issues. I am the first family scholar to serve as a faculty fellow of the roundtable.
  • 1995:  Diploma, Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Service Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. (Sponsored and funded by the School of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University).
  • 1994:  Feldman Award from the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, for completed work in the field of sex roles related to families.
  • 1992:  School finalist for the 1992-93 Mary L. Matthews/Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (voting by juniors and seniors was based on assessments of faculty creativity, involvement, expertise, and availability).
  • 1982:  Chosen by the College of Family & Consumer Studies as its nominee for the Winegard Medal, given to the outstanding graduating senior from the University of Guelph (chosen from 400 seniors in the College).
  • 1982:  R.A. Stewart Prize for Proficiency in Family Studies, awarded by the University of Guelph.
  • 1981:  H.H. Harshman Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence and leadership potential, awarded by the University of Guelph.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. Star Behavioral Health Providers Program. Goldbelt Glacier Health Services (GBG-PURDUE-2014-0001). $439,660.
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator (subcontract). Star Behavioral Health Providers Program. Michigan State University (#RC102312). $10,657.
  • 2014-2016:  Principal Investigator. Mobilizing Innovation to Support Military and Veteran Families-II. Lilly Endowment Inc. (Sponsor Award 14109092). $3,573,000.
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. MFRI Support to Student Veterans of America. Smith Charitable Trust. Subcontract from Student Veterans of America. $34,830.
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. Support for the DoD/USDA Partnership. National Institute on Food and Agriculture (Subcontract from Purdue College of Agriculture, Renee McKee, PI). $330,000.
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. Star Behavioral Health Providers – New York. Link Foundation. $49,258.
  • 2015-2016:  Principal Investigator. The Family Impact Seminars: Building Evidence-Based, Family-Focused Foster Care. Annie E. Casey Foundation. $64,965.
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. Reaching Rural Veterans. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. $203,000.
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. Star Behavioral Health Providers. Wounded Warrior Project. $250,000.
  • 2014-2015:  Co-Investigator. Access To Preschool for Military Families Living Overseas. NIFA/US Dept of Defense. $315,000 (Elicker, J., PI).
  • 2014-2015:  Principal Investigator. Using Practical Rigor to Evaluate U.S. Military Support Programs. NIFA/US Dept of Defense. $1,363,000.
  • 2013-2017:  Principal Investigator. Changing Family Roles-Across the Deployment Cycle. Department of Defense. $3,549,497.
  • 2013-2014:  Principal Investigator (subcontract). Star Behavioral Health Providers Program. Michigan State University (#RC102312). $20,026.
  • 2013-2018:  Co-Principal Investigator (Douglas Powell, Principal Investigator). Department of Defense Child Care Curriculum Development. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. $4,545,455.
  • 2013-2014:  Principal Investigator. Star Behavioral Health Providers Program. Goldbelt Glacier Health Services (GBG-PURDUE-2013-0001). $439,660.
  • 2013-2014:  Principal Investigator. Mobilizing Innovation to Support Military and Veteran Families-I. Lilly Endowment Inc. (2013 0665-000). $2,357,075.
  • 2013-2014:  Co-Principal Investigator (with Beau Beaulieu). A Framework for Assessing the Military Friendliness of Communities: An Exploratory Study. U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. $10,000.

Recent Professional Service

National Council on Family Relations

Elected Positions

2014-2015:  Program chair

2013:  Program chair-elect

2012:  Member, Burgess Award committee

2011-2012:  Past chair and nominations committee chair, Research and Theory Section

2009-2011:  Chair, Research and Theory Section

2007-2008:  Chair-Elect, Research and Theory Section
This office carries responsibilities as Chair of the Burgess Award Committee

2004-2006:  Chair, Reuben Hill Award Committee

1999-2001:  Chair, Feminism and Family Studies Section

1997-1999:  Vice-Chair, Feminism and Family Studies Section
This office carries with it responsibilities as Chair of the Awards Committee

1995-1997:  Secretary-Treasurer, Feminism and Family Studies section

1992-1993:  Co-Chair, Focus Group on Individual Development in the Context of the Family, Research & Theory Section

Work Family Researchers’ Network

2015:  Member, Executive Committee (international elected position)

2012, 2013:  Chair, Nominations Committee