News Archive

CFF director appointed to serve on National Academies committee

April 2018

CFF Director, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and director of the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University, has been appointed to serve on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee that focuses on military families’ well-being.

Accepting applications! Center for Families Internship (2018-2019)

March 2018

Center for Families Internship Fall 2018/Spring 2019 The Center for Families undergraduate internship seeks to position students for success in their careers. It offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience & build their resumes. -Management of a Non-Profit Organization -Role

Academics, executives to focus on ‘breaking bias’ in the business world

March 2018

Academics and executives will meet at Purdue University to highlight the disparity in the number of men and women filling leadership roles, and discuss solutions to “break bias” ingrained into business cultures and practices. The Krannert School of Management, Susan

Dorsch says parents should support kids and allow them to grow from playing sports at TEDxPurdueU (Purdue Exponent)

March 2018

Many kids grow up playing sports for fun, but some face pressure from parents to outperform other children. Travis Dorsch is an assistant professor at Utah State University whose work focuses on familial interactions in youth sports. He spoke about

My family made me do it: Family-work conflict and abusive supervision

March 2018

The 2018 Kanter Lecture is taking place Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. in Krannert Center, Room 124. The lecture will feature Dr. Stephen Courtright as he discusses his Kanter Award winning research which answers the more critical question of why

Flu season could cost employers billions of dollars (NPR’s Marketplace)

February 2018

As the flu season continues to worsen, the best thing companies can do for their bottom line is to encourage sick employees to stay home, says Professor Ellen Ernst Kossek in an interview for NPR’s Marketplace. “Americans are notorious for

MFRI publishes a roadmap for support of military and veteran families

January 2018

MFRI convened a broad range of high-ranking individuals to reflect upon, discuss and distill the implications of lessons learned about serving military and veteran families during 15 years of deployments. Participants included top U.S. policymakers, representatives of Congress and Department

Purdue Profiles: Maria Marshall

January 2018

Maria Marshall, director of the Purdue Initiative for Family Firms and professor of agricultural economics, uses her position at the University to help family-owned businesses succeed. As part of her work, she researches issues relevant to family-run businesses and uses

Students with autism make music with iPads (CBS Sunday Morning)

December 2017

SPEAK MODalities co-founder and Chief Science Officer Dr. Oliver Wendt  (CFF Advisory Council member and Faculty Partner) explains why iPads are an effective learning tool for individuals on the autism spectrum.

CFF Director receives the 2018 Leadership in Action Award

December 2017

CFF Director, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth was honored with the Violet Haas Leadership In Action Award. The award recognizes Purdue faculty, staff, and students who have shown exemplary leadership within their respective areas of expertise.