NCFR Recognizes Jordan C. Reuter for Outstanding Research Proposal

Jordan Reuter

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) proudly announces Jordan C. Reuter, M.A., as the 2023 recipient of the Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective Award, which recognizes a graduate student or new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to feminist scholarship. Mr. Jordan's research proposal is titled, “Of Course I Can Parent My Child: A Mixed Method Intersectional Study of Nonreligious Parents' Parenting Values!” 

Mr. Reuter (he/him) is a Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellow, and doctoral candidate in the interdisciplinary social psychology program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary social psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 

Mr. Reuter's dissertation research, funded in part by this award, aims to study nonreligious parents’ diverse beliefs and values through an intersectional framework. Mr. Reuter's previous research has been recognized as exemplary by both national and international organizations, including NCFR and the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and has received recognition from the University of Nevada, Reno.

This award is presented in memory of Jessie Bernard, former NCFR Board Member and pioneer in the field of feminist family studies. Jessie Bernard declared herself a feminist in 1970 and is known for her celebrated description of "his" and "her" marriages. She was a board member of the American Sociological Association, the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, and NCFR. 

Mr. Reuter will be recognized for his achievements during a plenary at the 2023 NCFR Annual Conference. 


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