Outstanding Paper Award

2020 Recipients 

Tommy M. Phillips, Ph.D., Mississippi State University; coauthors: Loren Marks, Ellie Kimball, Mary Allison Page, Brandan Wheeler, Michael Goodman, Trevan Hatch, Jennifer Smith, and Sterling Wall
“Family Home Evening: Challenges and Benefits”

Michael Goodman, Ph.D., Brigham Young University; coauthors: Justin Dyer, Mikel Cressman, Anjelica Jerez, Kelsey Johnson, Emily Purtschert, and Joseph Sheen
“LGBTQ Adolescent Suicidality: Religious Salience and Family Flexibility”

Purpose

To recognize outstanding achievement, this award is presented to the best paper submitted by a professional to the NCFR Annual Conference through the Religion, Spirituality, and Family (RSF) Section.

Award

The award includes a cash prize and a plaque. It is presented to the recipient at the Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section annual meeting held at the NCFR Annual Conference.

Criteria

The nominee should:

  • be a professional with at least five years of experience in human development, family studies, family sciences, health, psychology, sociology, or a field of study related to NCFR's mission; and
  • submit a proposal to the NCFR Annual Conference through the RSF Section.
     

Membership in NCFR or the RSF Section is not required.

Nomination/application process

The outstanding paper is selected on the basis of the ratings score that emerges as a result of the peer-review process of paper submissions to the NCFR Annual Conference through the Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section.

Deadline

July 31: The recipient is notified by this date