Faculty Associates

Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth

Contact Information
Email: shelley@purdue.edu
Office: CDFS 105 Map
Phone: (765) 494-6026
Fax: (765) 496-1144
Homepage: Homepage
Director, Center for Families
Director, Military Family Research Institute
Distinguished Professor of Human
Development and Family Studies

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PhD Pennsylvania State University Human Development & Family Studies 1990

Research Interests

adult development in the context of workplaces, generativity, differences between large and small workplaces, identity structure and multiple roles

Teaching Interests

Work-family relationships, families in social context


2018 - Elizabeth Dole Foundation
2017 - National Center for PTSD
2017 - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
2017 - Got Your Six
2017 - Got Your Six
2017 - Kauffman Foundation and National Association of Veteran Service Organizations
2017 - Ohio State University
2017 - Michigan State University
2017 - Colorado State University
2016 - Emory University
2016 - Got Your Six
2016 - Henry M. Jackson Foundation
2016 - Elizabeth Dole Foundation
2016 - Lilly Endowment
2016 - American Association of Suicidology
2016 - Gilman Foundation
2016 - Ohio State University
2015 - Macys Got Your Six
2015 - University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 - Annie E. Casey Foundation
2015 - Vietnam Veterans Foundation
2014 - Annie E. Casey Foundation
2014 - Goldbelt Glacier Health Services
2014 - Michigan State University
2014 - Lilly Endowment
2014 - Smith Charitable Trust, subcontract from Student Veterans of America
2014 - National Institute on Food and Agriculture, subcontract from Purdue College of Agriculture
2014 - Link Foundation
2014 - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2014 - Wounded Warrior Project
2014 - NIFA/U.S. Department of Defense
2014 - NIFA/U.S. Department of Defense

Selected Publications

Marini, C. M., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Franks, M. M., Wilson, S.R., Topp, D., & Christ, S.L. (accepted). Military spouses' self-and partner-directed minimization in the context of deployment. Forthcoming, Military Behavioral Health.

Day, E., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Bogenschneider, K. & Thomas-Miller, J. (accepted). When university researchers connect with policy: A framework for whether, when, and how to engage. Forthcoming, Journal of Family Theory and Review.

Wright, B. N., MacDermid Wadsworth S., Wellnitz, A, Sternberg M., Eicher-Miller H. A. (accepted). Reaching Rural Veterans: A new mechanism to connect rural, low-income U.S. veterans with resources and improve food security. Forthcoming, Journal of Public Health. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.purdue.edu/10.1093/pubmed/fdy203

Marini, C. M., Collins, C. L., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2018). Looking beyond snapshots: An examination of multiple rhythms of military and veteran family life. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 10, 516-534. DOI:10.1111/jftr.12275

Flittner O'Grady, A.E., Whiteman, S.D., Cardin, J-F., MacDermid Wadsworth, S.M. (2018). Changes in parenting and youth adjustment across the military deployment cycle. Journal of Marriage and Family, 80, 569-581. DOI:10.1111/jomf.12457.

Southwell, K. H., Whiteman, S. D., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M., & Barry, A. E. (2018). The use of university services and student retention: Differential links for student service members or veterans and civilian students. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 19, 394-412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1521025116636133

Wilson, S. R., Marini, C. M., Franks, M. M., Whiteman, S. D., Topp, D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2018). Communication and connection during deployment : A daily diary study from the perspective of at-home partners. Journal of Family Psychology, 32, 42-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000333

Wright, B. N., Sternberg, M., Wellnitz, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Eicher-Miller, H. A. (2017). Food security, dietary quality, and use of resources are low among rural U.S. veteran food pantry users in a Reaching Rural Veterans pilot intervention. The FASEB Journal, 31, (1) Supplement, 791.1 (published abstract)

Mishra, P., Bhatnagar, J., Gupta, R., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2017). How work-family enrichment influences innovative work behavior: Role of psychological capital and supervisory support. Journal of Management and Organization, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2017.23

Collins, C. L., Lee, K. H., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (2017). Family stressors and family resources: Relationships with depressive symptoms in a sample of Army National Guard members and their partners during pre-deployment. Family Relations, 66, 302-316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fare.12251.

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