Two Members Receive NCFR's Prestigious Fellow Status for 2018


SAINT PAUL — The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has awarded the organization’s prestigious Fellow status to two members for 2018.

They join the elite ranks of NCFR members who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to Family Science in scholarship, teaching, outreach, or professional service, including service to NCFR.

Please click on each linked name below to read more about the awardee.

The members of the 2018 class of NCFR Fellows are:

  • Katia Paz Goldfarb, Ph.D., is a professor of Family Science and human development and assistant vice president for Hispanic Serving Initiatives at Montclair State University. Dr. Goldfarb is recognized as a 2018 NCFR Fellow for her exceptional contributions to innovative leadership in developing extensive networks of scholarship for Latinx scholars and students and excellence in training family scientists from a global perspective. Continue reading... 

  • Jennifer L. Hardesty, Ph.D., CFLE, is a professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. A distinguished scholar, Dr. Hardesty is recognized as a 2018 NCFR Fellow for her sustained and influential contributions to scholarship on intimate partner violence. Continue reading... 

NCFR Fellows are nominated by their peers and are selected by the NCFR Fellows Committee. Drs. Goldfarb and Hardesty will be recognized as new Fellows at the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 20–23 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of nearly 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