Fathers & Fathering in Contemporary Contexts

2012 Research Conference
May 23-24, 2012

  • Welcome
    • Wendy D. Manning, National Center for Family & Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University
    • Ajay Chaudry, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ASPE/HHS)
    • Rebecca L. Clark, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  •  Policy Remarks
    • Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, The White House
  •  Policy Panel 
    • Ronald T. Ashford, Housing and Urban Development
    • Demetra S. Nightingale, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Vicki Turetsky, Administration for Children and Families
  •  Update and Overview: Nurturing Fatherhood Group (1998 report)
    • V. Jeffery Evans, Emeritus, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Resident Fathers
  • William Marsiglio, University of Florida
  • Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland
  • Rebecca M. Ryan, Georgetown University
    • The Quantity & Quality of Resident Fathers' Parenting: Towards a Unified Research Agenda
  • Susan D. Stewart, Iowa State University
Nonresident Fathers 
  • Daniel R. Meyer, University of Wisconsin
  • Valarie King, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Kevin Roy, University of Maryland
    • Transitory Fathering & Complex Kin Networks in Low-Income Communities
  • Mindy E. Scott, Child Trends
    • Growing up with a nonresident father: Implications for offpsring well-being during adolescence and adulthood
Co-Parenting 
  • Marcy J. Carlson, University of Wisconsin
  • Jay Fagan, Temple University
  • Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, The Ohio State University
    • Coparenting, Maternal Gatekeeping, and Father Involvement in Families with Resident Fathers
  • Mark Feinberg, The Pennsylvania State University
Father Involvement and Well-Being 
  • Natasha J. Cabrera, University of Maryland
    • Father Engagement and Children's Social Development: Evidence from Early to Middle Childhood
  • Craig F. Garfield, Northwestern University
  • Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, New York University
    • Father Involvement and Children's Well Being: A Focus on Language Development
  • Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., University of Chicago
    • Male Role in Family Networks: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges for Enhancing Father Involvement

Poster Session

Fathers in Diverse Contexts 
  • Christopher Wildeman, Yale University
  • Kimberly A. Updegraff, Arizona State University
  • Abbie E. Goldberg, Clark University, and Rachel Farr, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Future Directions & Wrap Up 
  • Amanda Geller, Columbia University
    • Fathers and Fathering: Next Steps and Future Research 
  • Ryan D. King, University at Albany
    • Fathers and Fathering in Contemporary Contexts: Future Directions
  • Earl S. Johnson, Administration for Children and Families
  • Rosalind B. King, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Wallace O. McLaughlin, Fathers and Families Center (Indianapolis, IN)