Faculty Research

Kevin Bush

*Bush, K.R., Abrams, B., Bohon, S.A., & Kim, H. & (2017). Family stress and coping among immigrants. In C. Price, K.R. Bush, & S. J. Price (Eds.). Families and Change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 3-26). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Bush, K.R., Price, C., Price, S., McKenry, P. (2017).  Families coping with stress and change: A conceptual overview.  In  C. Price, K.R. Bush, & S. J. Price (Eds.). Families and Change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 179-202). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

*Muruthi, B.A., Bermudez, M., Bush, K.R., Stinson, M.A., McCoy, M. (2016). Mothering my daughter: Afro-Caribbean mother’s experiences of parenting in the US. Women and Therapy, 39(3-4), 413-431. 

Bush, K.R. & Peterson, G.W. (2014). Healthy development of children in nuclear families, Childhood.  In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom & (Eds.). Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion Volume II (2nd ed.) (pp. 714-721). New York, NY, US: Springer.

Bush, K.R. & Peterson, G.W. (2014). Parenting and parent-child relationships in Chile.  In H. Selin (Ed). Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures.  (pp. 307-322). Dordrecht: Springer.

*Cho, W.J., Bush, K.R., Xia, Y., Wilson, S.M., Li, W., & Peterson, G.W. (2014). Paternal behaviors and adolescents’ academic motivation in Mainland China. Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, 4(2), 77-94.

Bush, K.R., & Peterson, G.W. (2013). Parent-Child relationships in diverse contexts.  In G. W. Peterson and K. R. Bush (Eds), Handbook of Marriage and Family (3rd Edition), (pp. 275-302). New York: Springer.

Bush, K.R., Peterson, G.W., and Chung, G. (2013). Family Relationship Predictors of Parent-Adolescent conflict: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences. Child Studies in Diverse Contexts, 3(1), 49-68.

*Fernandez, A. V., and Bush, K.R. (2013). Familism and elementary school children: A perspective from Puerto Rican mothers living on the island. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community studies, 7, 118-127.

*Goforth, K.A., Noltemeyer, A., Patton, J.M., Bush, K.R., & Bergen, D. (2013). Understanding Mathematics Achievement: An Analysis of the Effects of Student and Family Factors. Educational Studies,12(14),1-20.

* Student co-authors in italics


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

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. Advance online publication: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2017.1406221 

Kuvalanka, K. A., Allen, S. H., Munroe, C., Goldberg, A. E., & Weiner, J. L. (2017). The experiences of sexual minority mothers with trans* children. Family Relations. doi:10.1111/fare.12226 Early View: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fare.12226/full

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 

McGuire, J. K., Catalpa, J., Lacey, V., & Kuvalanka, K. A. (2016). Ambiguous loss as a framework for interpreting gender transitions in families. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 373-385. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12159

McGuire, J. K., Kuvalanka, K. A., Catalpa, J., & Toomey, R. (2016). Transfamily theory: How the presence of trans* family members informs gender development in families. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 60-73. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12125

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

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

Ridner, S. H., Rohten, B. A., Radina, M. E., Adair, M., Sinclair, V., & Bush-Foster, S. H. (2016). Breast cancer survivors’ perspectives of critical lymphedema self-care support needs. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(6), 2743-2750. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00520-016-3089-2

Rohten, B. A., Radina, M. E., Adair, M., Sinclair, V., & Ridner, S. H. (2015). Hide and seek: Body image-related issues for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema. Women’s Health Issues & Care, 4(2). doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000180

Deng, J., Radina, E., Fu, M., Armer, J., Cormier, J., Thiadens, S., Weiss, J., Tuppo, C., Dietrich, M., & Ridner, S.H. (2015). Self-care status, symptom burden, and reported infections in individuals with lower-extremity primary lymphedema. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(2), 126–134. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12117

Radina, M. E., Horstman, L., Kang, Y., & Fu, M. R. (2015). Lymphedema and sexual experiences among breast cancer survivors: A mixed-method comparison study. Psycho- oncology, 24(12), 1655-1662. doi: 10.1002/pon.3778.

Manning L. K., & Radina, M. E. (2014). The role of spirituality in the lives of mothers of breast cancer survivors. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2014.952055

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

Sharp, E., Zvonkovic, A., Humble, A., & Radina, M. E. (2014). Cultivating the family studies terrain: A synthesis of family studies qualitative conceptual articles. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 6(2), 139-168.

Radina, M. E., Armer, J. M., & Stewart, B. R. (2014). Making self-care a priority for women at-risk for breast cancer-related lymphedema. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(2), 226-249.

Guest Co-Editor (with A. Zvonkovic and E. A. Sharp), Journal of Family Theory and Review. Special Issue: Qualitative Methodology, Research, and Theory in Family Studies

Amy Roberts

Beigel, D. E., & Roberts, A. R. (in press). Elders living in poverty. In B. Berkman (Ed.), Handbook of social work in health and aging. New York: Oxford University Press.

Santiago, A.M., Roberts, A. R., & Lee, E. (in press). Not just buying a home: The meaning of home, homeownership and neighborhood in low-income communities. In C. Renzetti & R. Bergen (Eds.), Understanding diversity. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Hokenstad, M.C., & Roberts, A.R. (2013). Aging in the twenty first century: Global challenge and international action. Generations, 37(1), 76-79.

Moon, H., Adams, K. B. & Roberts, A. R. (2013). Risk factors for depression among the oldest-old in urban congregate housing: The contribution of grief. International Social Work, 56(4), 516-533.

Roberts, A. R., Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, M. C. (2012). Long-term care insurance beyond the CLASS Act. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 39(3), 83-107.

Hokenstad, M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2012). Older persons and social work: A global perspective. In K. Lyons, M. C. Hokenstad, M. S. Pawar, N. Hueglar, & N. Hall (Eds)., Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad, M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2011). International policy on ageing and older persons: Implications for social work practice. International Social Work, 54(3), 330-343.

Adams, K. B., Roberts, A. R., & Cole, M. B. (2011). Changes in activity and interest in the third and fourth age: Associations with health, functioning and depressive symptoms. Occupational Therapy International, 18(1), 4-17.

Sherrill L. Sellers

Sellers, S. L., Cherepanov, D., Hanmer, J., Fryback, D. and Palta, M. 2013. Interpersonal discrimination and health related quality of life among black and white men and women in the United States. Quality of Life Research. 22(6): 1313-1318.

Jackson, J. S., Caldwell, C. and Sellers, S. L. (eds.). (2012). Researching Black Communities: A Methodological Guide. University of Michigan Press.

Sellers, S. L., Neighbors, H., Zhang, R. and Jackson, J. (2012). The impact of goal-striving stress on physical health of White Americans, African Americans, and Caribbean Blacks. Ethnicity & Disease. 22(1): 21-28.

Sellers, S. L., Neighbors, H. and Bonham, V. (2011). Goal-striving stress and the mental health of middle class black American men: The protective effects of system blame. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 81(4): 507-18.

Snipes, S., Sellers, S. L. Cooper, L., Odunlami, A., Fields, J., and Bonham, V. (2011). Is Race Medically Relevant? A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Attitudes about the Role of Race in Treatment Decision-Making. BMC Health Services Research. 11: 183.

Dykema, J., Stevenson, J., Day, D., Sellers, S. L., Bonham, V. (2011). Effects of Incentives and Prenotification on Response Rates, Costs, Nonresponse Bias, and Response Quality in a National Web Survey of Physicians. Evaluation & the Health Professions. 34(4): 434-447.

Neighbors, H., Sellers, S. L., Zhang, R. and Jackson, J. (2011). Goal-striving Stress and Racial Differences in Mental Health. Race and Social Problems. 3(1): 51-62.

Frank, D., Gallagher, T., Sellers, S. L., Cooper, L., Price, E., Odunlami, A., and Bonham, V. (2010). Physicians’ attitudes regarding race-based therapeutics. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 25(5): 384-9.

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. 

 Bonham, V., Sellers, S. L., and Woolford, S. 2014. Physicians’ knowledge, use, and beliefs about race and genetics: New Measures and New Insights. BMC Health Services Research. 14:456.

 Cunningham, B., Bonham, V., Sellers, S. L., Yeh, H., and Cooper, L. 2014. Physicians' Anxiety Due to Uncertainty and Use of Race in Medical Decision-Making. Medical Care. 52(8):728-733.