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CRF Director Perry-Jenkins Awarded Prestigious Fellow Status by National Council on Family Relations

Maureen Perry-Jenkins, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Research on Families (CRF) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named a 2013 Fellow by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

This prominent honor is given to less than 3 percent of NCFR members for “their outstanding contributions to family science.”

Perry-Jenkins has previously served on NCFR’s Board of Directors, as well as the Research and Theory and Feminism and Family Studies sections. She is also an editor for major journals in the field of family research, including the Journal of Family Theory and Review and Journal of Family Issues. NCFR calls her contributions to family research “extraordinary.”

In addition to her research expertise in work and family issues, Perry-Jenkins has been recognized as an outstanding teacher by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Fellowship was announced in press releases by NCFR and the UMass News Office of News and Media Relations.