The National Council on Family Relations recognized Frank Fincham as the 2014 recipient of the Ernest W. Burgess Award, which honors a member’s outstanding scholarly achievement in his or her study of families. The recipient is chosen in recognition of continuous and meritorious contributions to theory and research in the family field.
Fincham, an eminent scholar in the College of Human Sciences and director of the Florida State University Family Institute, has been an NCFR member since 1988, and is an NCFR Fellow. Fincham’s substantial influence on the family science discipline is evident: he has been published numerous times in many peer-reviewed publications; his work is cited more than 300 times per year; and he has obtained more than $9 million in grants for his research since 2000. He is former editor of the journal Cognition and Emotion, and has served on several editorial boards for scholarly journals. He has been a keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and has received numerous awards from professional organizations.
Fincham is a member of the NCFR Board of Directors and has served on the Reuben Hill Award Committee and the Fellows Committee.
“On virtually every dimension that one can classify a scholarly career, Professor Fincham has excelled,” said NCFR President Paul Amato in his letter nominating Fincham for this award.
Fincham will be recognized for his achievements at the 2014 NCFR Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 19-22 in Baltimore, Maryland, where he will give the Burgess Award Address.
Ernest W. Burgess, the namesake of this award, co-founded NCFR and became the organization’s fourth president. A noted professor at the University of Chicago, he was a pioneer in his contributions to marriage and family research in the United States.
The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of nearly 3,400 family researchers, practitioners and educators. For more information on the National Council on Family Relations or its scholarly publications, visit ncfr.org.