The relationships between family communication and family system processes and the health and wellbeing of family members, particularly adolescents.

Past Affiliations

Professor (Assist., Assoc., Full), Professional Psychology: Family Therapy

Visiting Researcher, Ichikawa

Peace Corps Volunteer, Senegal (community development); Liberia (teaching Jr High)

Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Professor, Family Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Communication, Sociology
PhD, Duke University, Psychology, 1973
MA, University of Texas at Austin, Psychology, 1968
BA, Oberlin College, Psychology, 1961
arts and humanities family marriage interpersonal communication sociology of the family

Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to the Development of Marriage and Family Therapy in Texas, Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2006

American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (fellow)
American Family Therapy Academy (charter member)
American Psychological Association
International Family Therapy Association
National Communication Association
National Council on Family Relations