Family Research Center

Family Research Center

Meet Our Team

At the Family Research Center, we are committed to research that improves the lives of families living with violence. The research conducted by our faculty, staff, and students is intended to be a contribution to the research community while also helping policy makers and practitioners better understand behaviors of the children affected by such violence, the impact on the family unit, and how to reduce the harmful effects of children's exposure to such violence.

Please use the menu to the right to learn more about the Family Research Center team.


Ernest N. Jouriles, Ph.D
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology 

Ernest Jouriles

Dr. Jouriles' Faculty Page

Renee McDonald, Ph.D
Associate Dean for Research, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 
Professor, Department of Psychology

Dr. McDonald's Faculty Page