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Ferraro receives Emerging Mentor/Teacher Award from National Council on Family Relations

Monday, July 6, 2020

Anthony Ferraro, assistant professor in human development and family science, has been awarded the 2020 Emerging Mentor/Teacher Award from the National Council on Family Relations. Ferraro was selected by a committee of distinguished family science professionals who say Ferraro demonstrated an excellence in teaching and mentorship practices.

Human development and family science associate professor Mindy Markham nominated Ferraro for the award. “Anthony is purposeful in developing multi-tiered research teams, spanning from undergraduate to Ph.D. students. He aids the students and also helps the graduate students learn how to mentor the undergraduate students.  In the last three years, he has worked with 13 undergraduate students, four master’s students, and five Ph.D. students at K-State on research, resulting in 18 national presentations, nine presentations accepted to be presented in November, three published refereed journal articles, one journal article in press, and multiple manuscripts that are currently at various stages of the peer review process.”

Ferraro's work focuses on co-parenting after divorce, but his research program more broadly focuses on familial relationships during periods of transition, both structural (divorce, remarriage, reintegration, etc.) and developmental (launching, placement in long term care, etc.). Ferraro work extensively with various non-profit and for-profit entities in the development, implementation, and evaluation of parent and relationship education programs. He serves as a Co-Director of the Divorce Education Assessment Collaborative, is on the editorial board for the Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, and currently serves as the Chair Elect for the Family Policy section of the National Council on Family Relations.

The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice, and education.



This article was posted on Monday, July 6, 2020, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News.