Zvonkovic Named Dean of College of Family and Consumer Sciences


NCFR Past President Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Ph.D., has been named dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. Dr. Zvonkovic is the Harold H. Bate Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022. Read full announcement.

Dr. Zvonkovic is widely published in the area of work and personal life. She has received over $2M in research grants from federal funders for studying gender, unpaid labor, paid work schedules, and other work/life issues. Her research has been published in the top journals in Family Science and interdisciplinary social sciences, including Journal of Marriage and Family. She has launched programs in disability studies and takes an intersectional approach to diversity that incorporates gender, age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, rural/urban niche, immigration status, ability status, body size, and other factors.

Dr. Zvonkovic is an NCFR Fellow and has been an NCFR member for nearly 40 years. She has served on the editorial boards of all three NCFR journals and was chair of a Journal of Family Theory & Review editor search committee. She was program chair for the 2008 NCFR Annual Conference and chair of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology workshop in 2005. She is a past chair of NCFR’s Feminism and Family Studies Section, and served on NCFR’s Future of Family Science Task Force.

Dr. Zvonkovic is the most recent recipient of NCFR's Alexis Walker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Family Studies and presented an address at the NCFR 2021 Annual Conference, "Academic Leadership as an Intersectional Feminist Praxis: Stories Applying the HDFS Worldview." Registered conference attendees may watch a recording of her address here.