Going Public: How Family Researchers Can Engage With the Public and Policymakers

Special Session

This session will be live streamed

M. V. Lee Badgett, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Presider: Maureen Perry-Jenkins

1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Grand Ballroom B
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About the Session

During this special session, Lee Badgett will offer strategies for family researchers to use their ideas, research, and knowledge to change the world. She will draw on the practices of successful public professors: seeing the big picture, networking widely, and communicating with diverse audiences. Two interactive exercises will get participants on their way to more effective public engagement. This information will be useful for faculty at all stages, as well as for graduate students and post-docs.

Participants will:

  • Learn the core strategies of successful public professors
  • Try a mapping tool to identify opportunities for fruitful networking
  • Practice an elevator speech and learning some communications basics
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