Libby Balter Blume Conferred Fellow Status by NCFR

Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy, Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)

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The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has conferred its prestigious Fellow status on Dr. Libby Balter Blume, Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy and Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

Dr. Libby Balter Blume is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University, her MA in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Education from San Francisco University, and her BA in Studio Art and Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of California Davis.

Dr. Blume is recognized for her consistent and outstanding contributions to families and social justice in several areas including practice, outreach, and teaching. She also has provided vision and leadership to the field through her roles as journal editor. In 1995, she became the founding Editor of the Michigan Family Review and in 2014, she assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Theory & Review. Dr. Blume is recognized for her ability to facilitate interactions among scholars across several disciplines including family science, philosophy, law, and political science which is reflected in her skill and exceptional contributions to the field as a journal editor.

She is the founding Director of the Certified Family Life Education program at the University of Detroit Mercy, an interdisciplinary CFLE program. She has also mentored students who have made significant contributions to the field of family science and NCFR.

Dr. Blume’s recent recognitions include a Lifetime Achievement Award in Women’s and Gender Studies (2016) and a Faculty Excellence Award (2015) from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Meritorious Service Award from NCFR's Affiliate Council. (2000). 

Dr. Blume is recognized as a 2016 NCFR Fellow for her exceptional contributions to family scholarship and NCFR through innovative leadership and commitment to excellence in the practice and training of family scientists. 

The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of more than 3,000 family researchers, practitioners and educators. For more information on the National Council on Family Relations or its scholarly publications, contact NCFR at 1-888-781-9331 or visit its website at www.ncfr.org.