2 NCFR Members Appointed to Leadership Roles

In the latest NCFR member news...

Debra L. Berke

Debra L. Berke, Ph.D., CFLE, is now the director of the newly-created Center for Prevention Science at Wilmington University, where she has served as professor and director of the college's psychology programs since 2008. In 2016, under her guidance, an undergraduate Trauma-Informed Approaches certificate was launched. To date this is the only undergraduate certificate in this field in the U.S. Dr. Berke is the current co-editor for the “Professional Development and Reflection Center” of Family Science Review and has served as president of the Family Science Association. At NCFR, she has served as chair of the Family Policy Section, chair of the Education and Enrichment Section, and as a member-at-large of the NCFR Board of Directors.

Dorothy M. Berglund

Dorothy M. Berglund, Ph.D, CFLE, has been promoted to professor of family studies and appointed the chair of the Department of Psychology and Family Studies at the Mississippi University for Women. She previously served as an associate professor. Dr. Berglund earned her doctorate in family studies at the University of New Mexico. Her research addresses the impacts of family violence policies and programs on woman abuse survivors, of work stress on women’s experiences of family life, and of PMS on family dynamics. She currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program at NCFR, and was previously a member of the CFLE Academic Program Review (APR) Committee.

In addition to being longtime NCFR members, Dr. Berke and Dr. Berglund have both been CFLEs for 23 years.



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