Responsible fatherhood workgroup

The FRPN responsible fatherhood workgroup's initial research report is available for download here. This report of research gaps and opportunity for future study will be used to guide our funding of evaluation research projects being conducted on programs that aim to increase fathers’ positive engagement with their children.

Cynthia Osborne

Cynthia Osborne
Chair
Cynthia Osborne, Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Education: 
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, M.A., Claremont Graduate University, M.P.P., Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Ph.D., Princeton University
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Joel Austin

Joel Austin, President and CEO, Daddy University
Education: 
B.S., Cheyney University
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M. Robin Dion

M. Robin Dion
M. Robin Dion, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
Education: 
M.A., Arizona State University
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Justin Dyer

Justin Dyer
Justin Dyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University
Education: 
M.S. and Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Kirk E. Harris

Kirk E. Harris, Ph.D., President & CEO, Parent and Community Technology and Law Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Education: 
B.S., Rutgers University, M.P.A., University of Kentucky, J.D., Thomas Jefferson Law School, Ph.D., Cornell University
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Michael Hayes

Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes, Deputy for Family Initiatives, Child Support Division, Texas Office of the Attorney General
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Linda Mellgren

Linda Mellgren, Senior Social Science Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services
Education: 
B.A., University of Minnesota, M.P.A., Syracuse University
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Jaipaul Roopnarine

Jaipaul Roopnarine, Ph.D., Director of the Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education, Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University
Education: 
B.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison
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Mindy E. Scott

Mindy E. Scott
Mindy E. Scott, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends
Education: 
B.S., Cornell University, M.A. and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
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Economic security workgroup

The FRPN economic security workgroup's initial research report is available for download here. This report of research gaps and opportunity for future study will be used to guide our funding of evaluation research projects being conducted on programs aiming to increase fathers’ ability to support themselves and their families economically.

Dan Bloom

Chair
Director of Health and Barriers to Employment Policy Area, MDRC
Education: 
M.P.P., Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Obie Clayton

Obie Clayton
Obie Clayton, Ph.D., Asa Edmund Ware Chair, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Clark Atlanta University
Education: 
Education: B.A., Millsaps College, M.A. and Ph.D., Emory University
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Steve Killpack

Steve Killpack, FRPN Economic Security Workgroup
Vice Chair, Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
Education: 
B.A., Kenyon College, M.S. University of Michigan
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Lenna Nepomnyaschy

Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Ph.D,. Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University
Education: 
Ph.D., Columbia University
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Elaine Sorensen

Elaine Sorensen, Senior Advisor, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement
Education: 
B.A., University of California Berkeley, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
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Coparenting/healthy relationships workgroup

The FRPN coparenting and healthy relationships workgroup's initial research report is available for download here. This report of research gaps and opportunity for future study will be used to guide our funding of evaluation research projects being conducted on coparenting, parenting time and healthy marriage/healthy relationship programs.

Paul Florsheim

Paul Florsheim
Co-Chair
Paul Florsheim, Ph.D., Scientist for The Center for Urban Population Health, Associate Professor, Chair of the School of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Education: 
B.A., Wesleyan University, M.A., University of Chicago, Ph.D., Northwestern University
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Alan J. Hawkins

Alan J. Hawkins
Co-Chair
Alan J. Hawkins, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Family Life, Brigham Young University
Education: 
B.S., Brigham Young University, M.O.B., Brigham Young University, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
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Jennifer Acker

Jennifer Acker
Jennifer Acker, Empowering Families Project Director, Fort Worth Parenting Center
Education: 
B.S. and M.S., University of North Texas
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Ronald Cox

Ronald Cox
Ronald Cox, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Extension Specialist, Human Development and Family Science, Oklahoma State University
Education: 
B.A., Harding University, M.A., University of Louisiana Monroe, Ph.D., Michigan State University
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Phil Cowan

Phil Cowan
Phil Cowan, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School/Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University o
Education: 
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Toronto
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Anne Menard

Anne Menard, CEO, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Education: 
B.A., Colby College
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Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley, Ph.D
Scott Stanley, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Denver
Education: 
B.S., Bowling Green State University, M.S. Ohio University, Ph.D., University of Denver
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Communications workgroup

The FRPN communications workgroup is charged with formulating dissemination materials that will be distributed to fatherhood researchers, practitioners, policymakers and funders about the FRPN’s evaluation research, training opportunities and other activities.

Maggie Spain

Chair
Maggie Spain, Principal, Spearca Communications
Education: 
BA, University of Denver
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Rich Batten

Rich Batten
Rich Batten, Director of Technical Assistance Services, Public Strategies, Inc.
Education: 
B.A., Northern Michigan University, Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, M.Ed., Loyola University of Chicago
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Wendy Manning

Wendy Manning
Wendy Manning, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research and Co-Director of the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, Professor, Department of Sociology, Bowling Green State University
Education: 
Education: B.A., M.S. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Karl Rethemeyer

Karl Rethemeyer
Karl Rethemeyer, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Chair, Department of Public Administration & Policy, University of Albany - SUNY
Education: 
Education: B.A./B.S., University of Pennsylvania, M.S., London School of Economics, Ph.D., Harvard University
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Frank Walter

Frank Walter
Frank Walter, Vice President of Strategic Communications, Child Trends
Education: 
Education: B.S., Bowling Green State University, M.B.A., Fordham University
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James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez, President and CEO, Fathers & Families Coalition of America
Education: 
M.S.W., Arizona State University
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