2019 NCFR Award Recipients

2019 NCFR-Sponsored and NCFR Section-Sponsored Awards

Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring
Joseph G. Grzywacz, Ph.D., Florida State University
Anne B. Edwards, Ph.D., CFLE, Purdue University Northwest

Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective
Feminism and Family Studies Section

Samuel H. Allen, M.S., LMFT, University of Maryland
“Redoing Gender, Redoing Family: A Qualitative Examination of Parents Negotiating Their Child’s Nonbinary Gender Identity”

Jessie Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper
Feminism and Family Studies Section
Autumn Bermea, Ph.D., Ohio State University
“Developing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Service Provision for Queer Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence”

NCFR Student Award
Autumn Bermea, Ph.D., Ohio State University

Cindy Winter Scholarship
Jessica N. Fish, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Feldman Outstanding Research Proposal for Research in Family Policy
Melissa Rector LaGraff, M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"Workplace Flexibility, Work-Family Guilt, and Parenting Behavior of Parents of Young Children"

Kathleen Briggs Outstanding Mentor Award
Richard B. Miller, Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Ernest G. Osborne Award
Victor W. Harris, Ph.D., CFLE, University of Florida

Marie F. Peters Award
Farrell J. Webb, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge

Reuben Hill Award
Research and Theory Section
Jack S. Peltz, Ph.D.
Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.
Melissa L. Sturge-Apple, Ph.D.

“Transactions within the family: Coparenting mediates associations between parents’ relationship satisfaction and the parent–child relationship.”

Cognella Innovation in Teaching Family Science Award
First place:
Rosemary W. Eustace, Ph.D., RN, CFLE, Wright State University
Second place (tie):
Brian G. Ogolsky, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jacquelyn D. Wiersma-Mosley, Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville


2019 NCFR Committee-Sponsored Awards

Social Justice Award for Contributions to Family Science
Inclusion and Diversity Committee
Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

CFLE Special Recognition Award
Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Advisory Board
Richard S. Glotzer, Ph.D., CFLE, University of Akron


2019 Affiliate Councils Awards


2019 Section Awards

Advancing Family Science Section

Education & Enrichment Section

  • Student Proposal Award
    Erin M. Cooper, Auburn University
    “ACEs, mindfulness, and romantic self-efficacy’s influence on relationship functioning: A risk and resilience approach”

Ethnic Minorities Section

  • New Professional Best Paper Award
    Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, Ph.D., CFLE, University of Illinois at Chicago
    “The Unseen Strengths of African-American Mothers: Understanding Kindergarten Transition Practices Using Photo Elicitation”

  • Student Best Paper Award
    Fatimah Turner, M.S.W., M.Ed., LSW, Montclair State University
    “The Influence of Family Networks on the Success of Black, Female, First Generation College Students”

Families and Health Section

Family Policy Section

Family Therapy Section

  • Best Research Paper Award – Student
    Katelyn Coburn, Kansas State University
    “Christian Religious Leaders’ Perspectives and Insights on the Practice of Family Therapists Refusing to Work with LGB Clients”

  • Best Poster Award – Student
    Debra Lynn Miller, Michigan State University   
    Developing and Pilot Testing an Online Parenting Program: Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions

  • Best Poster Award – New Professional
    Paul A. Johns, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE, Messiah College
    How Husbands Experience the Trust of Their Wives: A Qualitative Study

Feminism and Family Studies Section

International Section

Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section

  • Student and New Professional Outstanding Paper Award

    Barrett W. Scroggs, Ph.D., Penn State Mont Alto
    “Assessing the Mediating Role of Homophobia in Understanding the Protective Nature of Faith Communities in LGBTQ Individuals”

    James G. Bridges, M.S., LMFT, Kansas State University
    “Sexual Satisfaction and Mental Health in Mixed-Orientation Couples: A Mormon Sample of Sexual Minority Partners”        

    Kay Burningham, University of Minnesota
    “The Religious Moral Objection of Transgender Youth in Families”

    Sloan Okrey Anderson, University of Minnesota
    “Spiritual Ambiguous Loss and Resilience Among Transgender Youth”

    Katie M. Barrow, Ph.D., CFLE, Louisiana Tech University
    “Moderator and Chair - It's Complicated: The Lived Experiences of LGBTQ Individuals From Religious Families and Communities”     

Research & Theory Section


2019 Focus Group Awards