About Our Advisory Board

The ParentFurther advisory board consists of 14 members of the Advisory Board for Family Strengths National Research Project and Parent Engagement. These individuals play an integral role in ensuring the highest quality parenting advice and the latest research is readily available on ParentFurther.

J. Douglas Coatsworth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Development
Penn State University

John DeFrain, Ph.D.
Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Karen Key
Vice President of Programs
National Human Services Assembly

Donna Klein
Executive Chair
Corporate Voices for Working Families

Janis Kugler
Senior Director
MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Sheila M. Littlejohn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences
Director, Child Development Learning Center
South Carolina State University

James Rodriguez, M.S.W., Ph.D. Candidate
CEO/President
Fathers and Family Coalition of America

Patsy Roybal
Manager, Parent Engagement
Denver Public Schools

Jerry Stein, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Director, Project on Youth & Community Learning
University of Minnesota

John Till
Vice President of Family & Community Programs
The Family Partnership, Minneapolis

Susan Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota

David Walsh, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to Search Institute

Roland Warren
President
National Fatherhood Initiative

Heather Weiss, Ph.D.
Director
Harvard Family Research Project