Faculty Research

Kevin Bush

Bush, K.R. (invited/under contract). Parenting and parent-child relationships in Chile.  In H. Selin (Ed). Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Bush, K.R. & Linthicum, M. (invited/under contract). Parent-child/adolescent relationships during the pandemic.  In H. Selin (Ed). Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Noltemeyer, A., James, A., Bush, K.R., Bergen, D., Barrios, V. R., & Patton, J. (2021). The relationship
between deficiency needs and growth needs: The continuing empirical investigation of Maslow’s Theory. Child and Youth Services, 42(1), 24-42.

James, A.G., Noltemeyer, A. L., Roberts, D., Bush, K.R. (2021). Family processes and youths’ competence: A PYD perspective. In N. Wiinum & R. Dimitrova (Eds.), Handbook of positive youth development in global context. Springer Series on Child and Family Studies (443-462). Basel, Switzerland: Springer

Bush, K.R. & James, A. (invited/2020). Adolescence in individualist cultures. In S. Hupp and J. D.Jewell (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development (In D. Shek and J. Leung,  Eds., Vol. 7, History, Theory, and Culture in Adolescence). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Bush, K.R., & Price, C. (2020). Families and Change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (6th edition). Sage. 

Price, C., Bush, K.R., Price, S., McKenry, P. (2020). Families coping with stress and change: A conceptual overview.  In  K.R. Bush, & C. Price (Eds.). Families and Change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 179-202). Sage. 

Newell, J. E. & Bush, K.R. (invited/2019). Stress. In J. J. Ponzetti (Ed.). Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships: An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 351-354). Macmillan Reference USA.

Bush, K.R., James, A., Noltemeyer, A., Wade, A., & Bergen, D. (2018). Longitudinal impact of a child and family intervention program on reading and math skills. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 13(3), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-011X/CGP/v13i03/1-15

Waltemire, C. & Bush, K.R. (2018). Safety needs. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer.


Darren Cosgrove

Kramer, C., Cosgrove, D., & DeChants, J. (accepted). Looking Back to Look Forward: A Collaborative Autoethnographic Study of the Effects of Neoliberalism on Social Work Practice, Education and Research. Critical and Radical Social Work.

Pyles, L., Cosgrove, D., Adam, G. & Raheim, S. (in press). "Could we just breathe for 30 seconds?": Social worker experiences of Holistic Engagement Practice Training. Social Work.

Kramer, C., Cosgrove, D., Mountz, S. & Lee, E. (In press). Finding a Place for My Research to Belong: Experiences of early-career social work participatory action researchers in neoliberal academia. Critical and Radical Social Work.

Cosgrove, D. (2021). “I am allowed to be myself”: A photovoice exploration of non-binary identity development and meaning-making. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. (33)1, 78-102. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538720.2020.1850385.

Cosgrove, D., Bozlak, C. & Reid, P. (2021). Service Barriers for Gender non-binary Young Adults: Using photovoice to understand support and stigma. Affilia. 36(2), 220–239. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886109920944535.

Cosgrove, D., Kramer, C. S., Mountz, S., & Lee, E. (2020). The Role of Identity in Motivating and Shaping the Experiences of Social Work Participatory Action Research Scholars. Affilia, 35(4), 552–571. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0886109920913331.

Angela Curl

Curl, A. L., Bibbo, J., & Johnson, R. A. (2016). Dog walking, the human–animal bond and older adults’ physical health.  The Gerontologist  (advance online access). doi:10.1093/geront/gnw051

Curl, A. L., & Benner, K. (in press). Influence of employment on college students’ academic experiences.  Journal on Excellence in College Teaching .

Curl, A. L., Proulx, C. M., Stowe, J. D., & Cooney, T. M. (2015). Productive and social engagement following driving cessation: A couple-based analysis.  Research on Aging, 36 (3), 297-321. doi:10.1177/0164027514527624

Anthony James

James, A., Lester, A., & Brooks, D. (in press). The effects of denomination on religious socialization for Jewish youth. Youth & Society.

James, A., & Fine, M. (in press). Race/Ethnicity (as a risk for divorce). In R. E. Emery (Ed.) Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

James, A., & Fine, M. A. (in press). Healthy Development in Children of Divorced Parents. In T. G. and M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion II. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

James, A., Fine, M., & Turner, J. (2012). An empirical examination of youths’ self-perceived spirituality as an internal developmental asset during adolescence. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, 16, 181-194.

James, A., & Fine, M. (2012). The family. In J. A. Banks (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Katherine Kuvalanka

Munroe, C., Clerkin, E. M., & Kuvalanka, K. A. (2020). The impact of peer and family functioning on transgender and gender-diverse children’s mental health. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 2080-2089. doi: 10.1007/s10826-020-01729-x

Kuvalanka, K. A., Newsome, W., Letiecq, B., Neff, J., Neubeiser, K., Snodgrass, J., & Valentic, G. (2020). Grandmothers raising their transgender grandchildren: An exploratory study. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 16, 312-329. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2019.1630883

Kuvalanka, K. A., Bellis, C., Goldberg, A. E., & McGuire, J. K. (2019). An exploratory study of custody challenges experienced by affirming mothers of transgender and gender-nonconforming children. Family Court Review, 57, 54-71. doi: 10.1111/fcre.12387

Kuvalanka, K. A., Mahan, D. J., McGuire, J. K., & Hoffman, T. K. (2018). Perspectives of mothers of transgender and gender-nonconforming children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Homosexuality, 65, 1167-1189. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1406221

Kuvalanka, K. A., Allen, S. H., Munroe, C., Goldberg, A. E., & Weiner, J. L. (2018). The experiences of sexual minority mothers with trans* children. Family Relations, 67, 70-87. doi:10.1111/fare.12226

Kuvalanka, K. A., Weiner, J. L., Munroe, C., Goldberg, A. E., & Gardner, M. (2017). Trans and gender-nonconforming children and their caregivers: Gender presentations, peer relations, and well-being at baseline. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 889-899. doi: 10.1037/fam0000338 

Kuvalanka, K. A., Weiner, J. L., & Mahan, D. (2014). Child, family, and community transformations: Findings from interviews with mothers of transgender girls. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 10, 354-379. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2013.834529

Gary Peterson

Afonso, M. L. M., Hennon, C. B., Carico, T. L., &  Peterson, G. W. (in press). A methodological approach for working with families in SUAS: a critical reading through the lens of citizenship. Psicologia & Sociedade.

Bush, K.R.,  Peterson, G. W., and Chung, G. (in press). Family Relationship Predictors of Parent-Adolescent conflict: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences. Child Studies in Diverse Contexts.

Hennon. C. B., &  Peterson, G. W. (in press). Symbolic interactionism as a theoretical lens for understanding the creation and continuance of intimate Christian relationships. The International Journal of the Humanities.

Peterson, G. W. & Bush, K.R. (Eds.) (2013). Handbook of marriage and the family (3rd Edition) New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Elise Radina


Humble, A., & Radina, M. E. Eds. (2018). How qualitative data analysis happens: Moving beyond “themes emerged.” Routledge.

Guest Co-Editor (with A. Humble and A. Rauer)                                                          2018-2020

Journal of Family Theory and Review.        

Special Issue: Theoretical Innovations in Family Gerontology

Journal Articles/Book Chapters

Radina, M. E., Roberts, R. A., Roma, A., Custer, S. L., Kuykendoll, M. K. T. (accepted). Uniting two disciplines: An innovative partnership between family science and social work. Family Relations.

Radina, M. E. (2020). Ethnographic creative non-fiction: The creation and evolution of Lily’s Lymphedema. In P. Hackett and C. Hayre (Eds.), Handbook of Ethnography in Healthcare Research, (p. 438-451). Abingdon, UK. Routledge. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781000263985/

Stemen, S. E., de Medeiros, K., & Radina, M. E. (2020). Exploring cause of death in social convoy membership: The case of “Pauline.” Journal of Women & Aging. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08952841.2020.1825033

Radina, M. E., & Sharp, E. A. (2019). Student and faculty experiences of qualitative research methods courses in family science. Family Science Review, 23(1), 54-77. http://familyscienceassociation.org/sites/default/files/4%20-%20Radina%20-%20final.pdf

Radina, M.E., Deer, B., Herriman, R., Jagpal, A., Dodd, M., Kawamura, K., & Clark, L. (2019). Elucidating emotional closeness within the theory of health-related family quality of life: Evidence from breast cancer survivors. BMC Research Notes, 12, Article # 312. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-019-4354-5

Ginter, A., & Radina, M. E. (2019). “I Was There with Her”: Experiences of mothers of breast cancer patients. Journal of Family Nursing, 25(1), 54-80. https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840718816745

Roberts, A., de Schutter, B., *Franks, K., & Radina, M. E. (2018). Older adults’ experiences with virtual reality: Anticipated usefulness and the importance of preferences. Clinical Gerontologist, 42(1).


Radina, M. E. (2017). Sisterhood and sexual assault: Engaging sorority members in dialogue, critical analysis, and feminist praxis. Family Relations, 66(1), 126-138. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12234

Radina, M. E. (2013). Toward a theory of health-related family quality of life. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5(1), 35-50.

Amy Restorick Roberts

Roberts, A. R., Smith, K., Bern-Klug, M., & Hector, P. (in press). Barriers to psychosocial care in nursing homes as reported by social services directors. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2021.1937766

Wang, X., Simons, K., Gammonley, D., Roberts, A. R., Bern -Klug, M. (in press). Social service directors’ roles and self-efficacy in suicide risk management in US nursing homes. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2021.1936331

Bern-Klug, M., Smith, K. M., Roberts, A. R., Kusmaul, N., Gammonley, D., Hector, P., Simons, K., Galambos, C., Bonifas, R. P., Herman, C., Downes, D., Munn, J. C., Rudderham, G., Cordes, E. A., & Connolly, R. (in press). About a third of nursing home social services directors have earned a social work degree and license. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2021.1891594

Nwakasi, C., & Roberts, A. R. (in press). Older adults under guardianship: Challenges and recommendations for improving practice. Journal of Aging and Social Policy. Available online ahead of print: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/F8XZVNJXDAFSPSYYE68I/full?target=10.1080/01634372.2020.1787577

Kusmaul, N., Bern-Klug, M. Heston-Mullins, J., Roberts, A. R., & Galambos, C. (in press). Nursing home social work during COVID-19. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Available online ahead of print: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/F8XZVNJXDAFSPSYYE68I/full?target=10.1080/01634372.2020.1787577

Roberts, A. R., Smith, A. C., & Bowblis, J. R. (2020). Nursing home social services and post-acute care: Does more qualified staff improve behavioral symptoms and reduce antipsychotic drug use? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA): The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, 21(3), 388-394. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2019.07.024

Ewen, H. H., Dassel, K., Chahal, J. I., Roberts, A. R., & Azugbene, E. (2019). Social lives and cliques in senior housing communities. Housing and Society, 46(3), 129-143. DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2019.1641690

Roberts, A. R., Ishler, K. J., & Adams, K. B. (2020). The predictors of and motivations for increased family involvement in nursing homes. The Gerontologist, 60(3), 535-547. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gny158

Shippee, T., Ng, W., Roberts, A. R., & Bowblis, J. R. (2020). Family satisfaction with nursing home care: Findings and implications from a two-state comparison. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39(4), 385-392. DOI:10.1177/0733464818790381

Bowblis, J. R., & Roberts, A. R. (2020). Cost-effective adjustments to nursing home staffing to improve quality. Medical Care Research and Review. DOI:10.1177/1077558718778081

Roberts, A. R., De Schutter, B., Franks, K., & Radina, M. E. (2019). Older adults’ experiences with audiovisual virtual reality: Perceived usefulness and other factors influencing technology acceptance. Clinical Gerontologist, 42(1), 27-33. Available online with advance access at DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2018.1442380

Nwakasi, C., Hayes, C., Roberts, A. R., & Fulton, J. (2019). Sociocultural factors impacting dementia perceptions of Nigerian migrant caregivers. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 10, 167-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijans.2019.03.003

Roberts, A. R., & Adams, K. B. (2018). Quality of life trajectories of older adults living in senior housing. Research on Aging, 40(6), 511-534. doi: 10.1177/0164027517713313

Roberts, A. R., & Ishler, K. J. (2018). Family involvement in the nursing home and perceived resident quality of life. The Gerontologist, 58(6), 1033-1043. Available online with advance access at doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx108

Roberts, A. R., Sellers, S., Franks, K., & Spahr Nelson, T. (2018). Social Work Week: Harnessing the potential of group practice to achieve transformational learning. Journal of Social Work Education, 54(3), 561-567. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2018.1434431

Pan, X., Luo, Y., & Roberts, A. R. (2018). Cognitive function among female second-hand smokers in China: A longitudinal study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187(5), 911-918. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx377

Pan, X., Luo, Y., & Roberts, A. R. (2018). Response to Invited Commentary: Second-hand smoke is an under recognized risk for cognitive decline. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187(5), 922-923. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwx377.

Roberts, A. R., & Bowblis, J. R. (2018). How does rurality influence the staffing of social service departments in nursing homes? The Gerontologist, 58(3), 540-545. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw208

Warner, C. B., Roberts, A. R., & Adams, K. B. (2017). A structural equation model of the effects of social, religious, and adaptive coping on loneliness and depression among older women with chronic illness. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI: 10.1177/0733464816687218

Sherrill L. Sellers


Harris, M., Sellers, S. L., Clerge, O., and Gooding, F., (eds.). 2017. Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy. MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Journal Articles/Book Chapters

Hicks, N. and Sellers, S.L. 2020. Brief Essay on Considerations for Research and Practice with Black Families: A Systems Approach. P. 25-33 in A. James (ed.) Black Families: A Systems Approach. Cognella, Inc.

Byeon, J., Sellers, S.L. and Bonham, V. 2019. Intersectionality in Clinical Decision-Making: The Role of Race. The American Journal of Bioethics. 19(2): 20–22.

Abdallah, K., Calzone, K., Jenkins, J., Sellers, S.L. and Bonham, V. 2019. Knowledge of genetic variation among a sample of nurses and general internists. Ethnicity & Disease. 29 (1): 1-8.

Sellers, S. L., Cunningham, B., and Bonham, V. 2019. Physician knowledge of human genetic variation, beliefs about race and genetics, and use of race in clinical decision making. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 6(3):647-648.

Roberts, A., Sellers, S. L., Franks, A., and Spahr Nelson, T. 2018. Social Work Week: Harnessing the potential of group practice to achieve transformational learning. Journal of Social Work Education. 54(3): 561-567.

Kazimierczuk, F., Geller, K., Sellers, S. L., Baszile, D., and Smith-Shockley, M. 2018. African American Women and Obesity through the Prism of Race. Health Education & Behavior. 45(3): 371-380.

Bonham V., Umeh N., Cunningham B., Abdallah K., Sellers, S. L., and Cooper L. 2017. Primary care physicians’ collection, comfort, and use of race and ethnicity in clinical practice in the United States. Health Equity. 1(1): 118–126.

Sellers, S. L., Moss, M., Abdallah, K., Jenkins, J., Calzone, K., and Bonham, V. 2016. Health Professionals’ Use of Race in Clinical Decision-Making. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 48(6): 577-586.

Schwarz, J., Witte, R., Sellers, S. L., Luzadis, R., Weiner, J., Domingo-Snyder, E., and Page, J. 2015. Development, Construction and Psychometric Assessment of the Healthcare Provider Cultural Competence Instrument. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. 52: 1-8.