The Center for Families
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Families harnesses the power of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to improve our quality of life. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers, corporations, and community organizations to build a better world for all families.
How we bring about change focused on families . . .
Promote the study of families from a cross-disciplinary, life course perspective while also increasing the opportunity for new knowledge.
Identify high-quality family research from around the world, used to inform decisions that impact families.
- Testing Longitudinal Relations among Preschool Sport and Kindergarten Executive Function and Academic OutcomesRob Duncan, David Purpura, Jorge Banda, Jim Elicker – Is sport participation in preschool related to executive functioning (EF) and
- Parenting doctoral students: Who are they, and how are they doing?Xiang Zhou – The experiences of parenting doctoral students have been marginally understood, despite the developmental normalcy of parenthood coinciding
- Veterinary oncologists and pet owners differ in their perceptions of chemotherapy-related adverse events in cancer-bearing dogsCleveland Shields – Chemotherapy is widely used in veterinary oncology but carries real and perceived risks of adverse events (AEs).
Families, in all their diverse forms, are the foundation of society. No culture has been able to provide anything better than the family for producing strong individuals for the journey of life.
—Dr. Donald Felker, Dean of College of Consumer and Family Science, 1987-1992
100+ Faculty Members
have engaged in projects that have added to the creation and dissemination of new knowledgeWho are our Faculty Partners?
of funding provided directly to support over 100 students and faculty in the early phases of their researchRead about funded research
Your Support Makes AN IMPACT
Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes it possible for the center to be involved in innovative initiatives that impact individuals and families.