About the Author
Wesley R. Burr is Emeritus Professor of Family Life at Brigham Young University, Utah, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, USA. A former President of the National Council on Family Relations and the Utah Council on Family Relations, Dr. Burr was an editorial board member of many prominent journals in family studies. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 15 books and he has written numerous journal articles as well as manuals for enrichment programs, instructor manuals, and student workbooks. His research focuses on the development and application of family theories. He has been invited to give lectures in many parts of the United States and Europe on family theories, educational methods, and methods of improving family life.Loren D. Marks, Ph.D., CFLE, holds the Kathryn Norwood and Claude Fussell Alumni Professorship in the College of Agriculture and is an Associate Professor in the Family, Child, and Consumer Science Division of Louisiana State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Delaware in 2002. He also works with the LSU Ag Center's Parents Preparing for Success Program (PPSP). Since beginning his work at LSU in 2002, Dr. Marks has centered his research efforts on a national qualitative study of faith and families. He has authored more than 40 research publications on family life, including recent work that has received national media attention from diverse outlets including The Washington Times and Black Entertainment Television. In 2008, he was named an LSU Rainmaker (Top 100 LSU Research Faculty), and in 2009 he was honored as the Sedberry Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in the LSU College of Agriculture. Randal D. Day is a Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in Family Sciences. His research and teaching interests focus on family processes, father involvement , and family influence on the emergence of positive virtues such as forgiveness. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 research articles and books. His book publications include Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement with Michael Lamb; Fatherhood: Research, Interventions and Policies and Introduction to Family Processes, Fifth Edition. He is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations, Director of the Family Studies Center at Brigham Young University, and past Associate Director of the School of Family Life. Randy is currently the principle investigator for a large scale longitudinal survey of 700 families called the Flourishing Families Project (FFP). To date the FFP has interviewed 687 families for five consecutive years (2007-2011).