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
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


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Henry A. Murray Research Center
Department of Defense

Selected Publications

Mustillo, S., Wadsworth, S. M., & Lester, P. (2016). Parental Deployment and Well-Being in Children Results From a New Study of Military Families. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 24(2), 82-91.

Wang, L., Seelig, A., Wadsworth, S. M., McMaster, H., Alcaraz, J. E., & Crum-Cianflone, N. F. (2015). Associations of military divorce with mental, behavioral, and physical health outcomes. BMC psychiatry, 15(1), 1.

Mustillo, S. A., Kysar-Moon, A., Douglas, S. R., Hargraves, R., Wadsworth, S. M., Fraine, M., & Frazer, N. L. (2015). Overview of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcohol misuse among active duty service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, self-report and diagnosis. Military medicine, 180(4), 419-427.

Pagnan, C. & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. M. (forthcoming). Graduate students perceptions of the prospects for combining career and family: The role of academic program and gender. Journal of the Professoriate.

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(2), 216-225.

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(2), 216-225.

Barry, A.E.,Whiteman, S.D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2014). The current evidence base for student service members/veterans in higher education: A systematic review. Forthcoming, Journal of College Student Development, 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. Forthcoming, Military Behavioral Health, 2, 14-17.

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.

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.

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.

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., & Weiss, H.M. (2013). Work adjustment after combat deployment: Reservist repatriation. Forthcoming, Community, Work, and Family, 16(2), 191-211.

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., 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.

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. MilitaryMedicine. 178, 37-42.

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