Chancellor’s Professor and Emeritus Professor
- PhD, University of Missouri, 1977
- MEd, University of Missouri, 1986
- MS Kansas State University, 1974
- BA, Washburn University, 1972
- Remarriage and stepfamilies
- Family obligations
- Family structure stereotyping
- Families and health
Awards and Recognition
- Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award, College of Human Environmental Sciences, 2016.
- Friend of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) Award, 2014.
- Adulthood & Aging
- Intimate & Romantic Relationships
- Families & Health
- Family Structure & Process