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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

  • Barry, A. E., Stellefson, M. L., Hanik, B., Tennant, B. L., Whiteman, S. D., Varnes, J., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). Examining the association between binge drinking and propensity to join the military. Military Medicine.
  • Barry, A. E., Whiteman, S. D., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Hitt, S. F. (in press). The alcohol use and associated mental health problems of veterans and student service members in higher education. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy.
  • Erbes, C., Meis, L., Polusny, M., Compton, J., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). An examination of PTSD and relationship functioning in soldiers of the Iraq war over time. Journal of Traumatic Stress.  
  • Karakurt, G., Christiansen, A. T., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (in press). A qualitative study of romantic relationships following wartime deployment. Journal of Family Issues.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (in press). Family risk and resilience in the context of war and terrorism.  Journal of Marriage and Family.
  • 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. (in press). Prospective evaluation of mental health and deployment experience among women in the U.S. military. American Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Walker, D. I., Cardin, J. F. , Chawla, N., Topp, D., Burton, T., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). Effectiveness of a multimedia outreach kit for families of wounded veterans. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1936657413001702
  • Whiteman, S. D., Barry, A. E., Mroczek, D. K., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). The development and implications of peer emotional support for student service members/veterans and civilian college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology.
  • MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., Lester, P., Marini, C., Cozza, C., Sornborger, J., Strouse, T., & Beardslee, W. (2013). Approaching family-focused systems of care for military and veteran families. Military Behavioral Health, 1(1), 31-40. doi:10.1080/21635781.2012.721062
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hall, S. S., & MacDermid, S. M. (2009). A quantitative typology of dual-earner couples: Unanswered questions about circumstance, motivations, and outcomes.  Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 30, 215-225.
  • Lehto, X. Y., Choi, S. J., Lin, Y. C., & MacDermid, S. M. (2009). Vacation and family functioning. Annals of Tourism Research, 36, 459-479.
  • Behnke, A. O., MacDermid, S. M., Coltrane, S. L., Parke, R. D., Duffy, S. A., & Widaman, K. (2008). Family cohesion in the lives of Mexican American and European American parents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 1045-1059.
  • Erbes, C. R., Polusny, M. A., MacDermid, S. M., & Compton, J. S. (2008). Couple therapy with combat veterans and their partners. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64, 972-983.
  • Faber, A., Willerton, E., Clymer, S. R., MacDermid, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (2008). Ambiguous absence, ambiguous presence: A longitudinal study of military families in war time. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 222-230.
  • Friede, A., Kossek, E. E., Lee, M. D., & MacDermid, S. M. (2008). Human resource manager insights on creating and sustaining successful reduced-load work arrangements. Human Resource Management, 47, 707-728.
  • MacDermid, S. M., & Wittenborn, A. (2007). Lessons from work-life research for developing human resources. Advancing Developments in Human Resources, 9, 556-568.
  • Perrucci, R., MacDermid, S. M., King, E., Tang, C., Brimeyer, T., Ramadoss, K., Kiser, S. J., & Swanberg, J. (2007). The significance of shift work: Current status and future directions. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 28, 600-617.
  • Pitt-Catsouphes, M., Matz, C., & MacDermid, S. M. (2007). HRD responses to work-family stressors. Advancing Developments in Human Resources, 9, 527-543.
  • Trougakos, J. P., Bull, R. A., Green, S. G., MacDermid, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (2007). Influences on job search self-efficacy of spouses of enlisted military personnel. Human Performance, 20, 391-413.
  • Pitt-Catsouphes, M., MacDermid, S. M., Schwarz, R., & Matz, C. (2006). Community contexts: The perspectives and adaptations of working parents. American Behavioral Scientist, 49, 1-22.
  • Zody, Z., Sprenkle, D., MacDermid, S. M., & Schrank, H. (2006). Drawing the line: How are boundaries between family and business systems related to their strengths and performance? Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 27, 185-206.
  • Beal, D. J., Weiss, H. M., Barros, E., & MacDermid, S. M. (2005). An episodic process model of affective influences on performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 1054-1068.

Refereed Journal Articles (*=co-author, underscore=student author)

Guest Editor of Journal Special Issues

  • MacDermid, S. M., Galinsky, E., & Bond, J. T. (2006). Journal of Family Issues.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Galinsky, E., & Bond, J. T. (2002). Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

Books

  • 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. (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.

Book Chapters

  • Perry-Jenkins, M., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (in press). Work and family through time and space:  Revisited. In G. W. Peterson & K. R. Bush (Eds.), Handbook of marriage and family. New York: Springer. 
  • Perry-Jenkins, M., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (in press). 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. Taylor and Francis/Routledge. 
  • 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. 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. 
  • Bogenschneider, K., Normandin, H., Onaga, E., Bowman, S., & MacDermid, S. M. (2010). Generating evidence on disseminating evidence to policymakers. In K. Bogenschneider & T. J. Corbett, Evidence-based policymaking: Insights from policy-minded researchers and research-minded policymakers (pp. 253 – 290). New York: 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. 
  • Roy, K., & MacDermid, S. M. (2008). Families and society. In D. J. Bredehoft & M. Walcheski (Eds.), Family life education: Integrating theory and practice (pp. 113-122, 2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations. 
  • Perrucci, R., & MacDermid, S. M. (2007). Time and control in a 24/7 environment: Clock time, work time and family time. In B. Rubin (Ed.)., Workplace temporalities: Research in the sociology of work, Volume 17. (pp. 353-378). Bangalore: Elsevier.
  • Lee, M. D., Lirio, P., Karakas, F., MacDermid, S. M., Buck, M. L., & Kossek, E. E. (2006). Exploring the meaning of career success among part-time professionals in organizations. In R. J. Burke (Ed.), Research companion to work hours and work addiction (pp. 284-309). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Lee, M. D., MacDermid, S. M., Dohring, P. L., & Kossek, E. E. (2005). Professionals becoming parents: Socialization, adaptation and identity transformation. In E. Kossek & S. Lambert (Eds.), Work and life integration in organizations: New directions for theory and practice (pp. 287-318). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • MacDermid, S. M., & Harvey, A. (2005). Work and family: What are the connections? In M. Pitt-Catsouphes, E.E. Kossek, & S. Sweet (Eds.), Handbook of work and family: Multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches (pp. 567-586). Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Roy, K., & Zvonkovic, A. M. (2005). Don't stop at the borders: Theorizing beyond 'Work/ Family.' To appear in V. Bengtson, D. Klein, A. Acock, K. Allen, & P. Dilworth-Anderson (Eds.), Sourcebook of family theory and research (pp. 493-516). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Schwarz, R., Faber, A., Adkins, J., Mishkind., M., & Weiss, H. (2005). Military fathers on the front lines. In W. Marsiglio, K. Roy, & G.L. Fox (Eds.), Situated fathering: A focus on physical and social spaces (pp. 209-239). Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.

Task Force Reports

  • Arthur, D. C., MacDermid, S. M., Kiley, K., & 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. M., Editor (2010). Understanding family diversity in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 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. Seda, 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Schwarz, R., Willerton, E., Richardson, B., Ramadoss, K., Pagnan, C., Schultheis, M., Cari, S., Remnet, M., Schelling, M., & MacDermid, S. M. (2007). Family adjustment of wounded military members: An annotated bibliography. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Pagnan, C., Ruprecht, K., & Becerra, J. (2007). Best of the best: The 2006 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for excellence in work-family research. West Lafayette, IN: Center for Families at Purdue University.
  • MacDermid, S. M., & Wittenborn, A. (2006). Best of the Best: The 2005 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for excellence in work-family research. West Lafayette, IN: Center for Families at Purdue University.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Karakurt, G., Richardson, B., Vaught, K., Christiansen, A. T., Tang, C., Schultheis, M., Kwon, Y., & Schwarz, R. (2005). Best of the Best: The 2004 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for excellence in work-family research. West Lafayette, IN: Center for Families at Purdue University.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Strauss, R., Robbins, N., Wenz, H., Chang, Y., Schwarz, R., Weiss, H. M., with Kontos, S. (2005). The financial landscape for military families of young children. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • Schwarz, R., Swan, R., & MacDermid, S. M. (2005). The value of caregiving: A comparative analysis of compensation in military child development centers. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • MacDermid, S. M., Strauss, R., Robbins, N., Wenz, H., Chang, Y., Schwarz, R., & Weiss, H. M., with Kontos, S. (2004). Child care use and satisfaction among military families with preschool children. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
  • Trougakos, J. P., Green, S. G., Bull, R. A., MacDermid, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (2004). Influences on job search self-efficiency of spouses of enlisted military personnel. West Lafayette, IN: Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.

Legislative Briefing Reports

Congressional 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). 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.
  • MacDermid, S. M., with Schwarz, R., Behnke, A., Christiansen, A., Faber, A., Trougakos, J., Chang, Y., & Weiss, H. (2003, June). The well-being of military families over time. Testimony before a joint hearing of the Personnel Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee and the Children and Families Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee of the United States Senate. 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

  • 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.
  • 2009: Seed for Success Award, given to faculty members who attract large sponsored research grants ($1,000,000 or greater) to Purdue University.
  • 2008: Apppointed to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families.
  • 2008: Nominee, Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana
  • 2008: Appointed to the Department of Defense External Advisory Committee on Psychological Health of the Defense Health Board. Selected by the Secretary of Defense from over 200 nominees.
  • 2008-2009: Faculty Fellow, CIC Academic Leadership Program. One of six selected from over 40 nominees.
  • 2008: Seed for Success Award, given to faculty members who attract large sponsored research grants ($1,000,000 or greater) to Purdue University.
  • 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.

External Grants

  • 2011–2012, Co-Principal Investigator (with Sarah Mustillo). Children and multiple deployments.  Department of Defense. $1,008,678.
  • 2010–2013, Principal Investigator. Strengthening supports for military and veteran families in Indiana and beyond. Lilly Endowment (2010 1202-000). $6,328,144.
  • 2010–2013, Principal Investigator. Coming Together Around Military Families Phase 2 evaluation. Zero to Three. This contract is affiliated with the Center for Families. $553,377. 
  • 2010-2013, Principal Investigator. Family diversity in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps: Phase 2.  SAIC, under contract from the Navy Bureau of Medicine.  $250,000. 
  • 2010–2011, Co-investigator. National Guard peer outreach and linkage to treatment. VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Systems. $150,697. Department of Veterans Affairs. 1 R01 MH089126-0  M. Valenstein, Principal investigator. $8,435 subcontract.
  • 2010–2013, Co-investigator. Linking National Guard veterans with need to mental health care.  VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Systems.$1,099,633. Department of Veterans Affairs. SDP 10-047. M. Valenstein, Principal investigator. $17,498 subcontract. 
  • 2009-2010, Co-investigator. Adaptation of FOCUS for Couples. Navy Bureau of Medicine. Sub-contract to Purdue University of $101,957 (Principal investigator Cleve Shields) from University of California at Los Angeles, Patricia Lester Principal Investigator. 
  • 2009-2010, Principal InvestigatorFamily diversity in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps: Phase 1. SAIC, under contract from the Navy Bureau of Medicine. $250,000.
  • 2009-2011, Co-Investigator. Improving deployment-related primary care provider assessments of PTSD and mental health conditions. Department of Defense. Subcontract to Purdue $150,000, Principal Investigator: Sarah Mustillo. Overall project Principal Investigator: Joyce Adkins. Total award $1,371,933. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2008-2012, Principal Investigator. Operation Diploma. Lilly Endowment. $5,800,000. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2008-2009, Investigator. Talk, Listen, Connect II evaluation. Sesame Workshop. Germán Posada, Principal Investigator. $125,000. This contract is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2007-2009, Investigator. Coming together around military families evaluation. Zero to Three. Karen Diamond, Principal Investigator. $60,000. This contract is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2007-2010, Principal Investigator. Strengthening supports for military families in Indiana and beyond. Lilly Endowment. $8,995,584. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute.
  • 2007-2008, Principal Investigator. National study of the changing workforce. Families and Work Institute. $15,000. This contract is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2007-2008, Principal Investigator. Life history mapping with military populations. Defense Contracting Command. W74V8H-06-P-0557 (amendment). $50,000. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute.
  • 2006-2007, Principal Investigator. Life history mapping with military populations. Defense Contracting Command. W74V8H-06-P-0557. $199,999. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute.
  • 2005-2006, Principal Investigator. Life After War. Department of Defense. $75,000.
  • 2004-2005, Investigator (with Volker Thomas and Dee Love). The ACT Program. Nina Mason Pulliam Trust. $25,000. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2002-2004, Co-Principal Investigator (with Robert Perrucci, Sociology). A labor-management-research partnership: Expanding options for the time and timing of work in a continuous-operations environment. Bemis Corporate Foundation. $30,000. This grant is affiliated with the Center for Families.
  • 2000-2005, Co-Principal Investigator (with Howard Weiss, Psychological Sciences, and Steve Green, Management). Military Family Research Institute. Department of Defense. $8,383,091. A component of this grant is affiliated with the Center for Families.

Professional Service

National Council on Family Relations

  • 2009-2011, Chair, Research and Theory Section
  • 2007-2008, Chair-Elect, Research and Theory Section
  • 2004-2006, Chair, Reuben Hill Award Committee
  • 1999-2001, Chair, Feminism and Family Studies Section
  • 1997-1999, Vice-Chair, Feminism and Family Studies Section
  • 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
    and Theory Section