Perry-Jenkins Named Fellow of National Council on Family Relations

Psychology professor Maureen Perry-Jenkins, who directs the Center for Research on Families, has been named a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for her “extraordinary” contributions to the field of family studies.

According to the organization’s announcement, “Perry-Jenkins is nationally and internationally recognized for her research on the intersection of work and family, and the challenges facing low-income and working poor families as they cope with work-family life demands and with the transition to parenthood. Throughout her career, her work has been disseminated in high-impact journals, and she has received extramural support from the federal government for her research.”

Perry-Jenkins also has served the field of family studies as an elected member of the NCFR board of directors, and she held officer positions for both the research and theory section and the feminism and family studies section of the council. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Theory and Review, Journal of Family Issues, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. In 2010, she was invited to Washington, D.C. to collaborate with a federal committee developing national-level policy on workplace flexibility.

Perry-Jenkins received the Distinguished Outreach Research Award in 2006 and the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2007.

The National Council on Family Relations is the nation’s premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of more than 3,400 family researchers, practitioners and educators.