Evin Winkelman Richardson, Ph.D., CFLE

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address:
114 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

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workOffice Phone: 706-542-9004

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor of Science Psychology Georgia College & State University May 2011
Master of Science Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia August 2013
Doctor of Philosophy Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia May 2017

Job Description

Dr. Evin Winkelman Richardson is a postdoctoral research associate for Project F.R.E.E. (Fostering Relationship and Economic Enrichment) in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia.  She earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia in 2017, her Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia in 2013, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Georgia College and State University in 2011.  Dr. Richardson studies family systems within high-stress contexts, with a particular focus on the marital and co-parenting relationships of foster and adoptive parents, parents of a child with a disability, and military families.  She is also interested in the resilience of these families and how family life education may improve well-being. Previous work includes research on military families in the Family and Community Resilience Laboratory, studying families with a child with a disability with the Institute on Human Development and Disabilities, and training and technical assistance for the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families where she was involved in planning and implementation of trainings as well as publishing materials for stakeholders on healthy relationship and marriage education.

Publications

Richardson, E. W., Simons, L. G., Futris, & T. G. (2017). Linking Family-of-Origin Experiences and Perpetration of Sexual Coercion: College Males’ Sense of Entitlement. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advanced online publication.

O’Neal, C. W., Richardson, E. W., Fricks, N. G., & Mancini, J. A. (2016). Parents early adverse experiences, their present well-being, and that of their children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(4), 425-435. doi: 10.1037/ort0000140

Richardson, E. W., Mallette, J. M., O’Neal, C. W., & Mancini, J. A. (2016). Youth development programs matter: Transitions and well-being among military youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0361-5

Richardson, E. W. & Stoneman, Z. (2015). The road to membership: The role of resilience in seeking and maintaining membership in a faith community for families of children with disabilities. Journal of Disability and Religion, 19, 312-339.

Futris, T. G., Schramm, D., Richardson, E. W., & Lee, T. K. (2015). The impact of organizational support on the transfer of learning to practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 51, 36-43.

Futris, T. G., Mallette, J. K, & Richardson, E. W. (2015). Program design and implementation. In J. J. Ponzetti (Ed.), Evidence-based approaches to relationship and marriage education. New York : Taylor & Francis/Psychology Press.

Simons, L. G. & Richardson, E. W. (2014). Family and individual factors associated with risky sex. In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 2159-2163.

Futris, T. G., Sutton, T. E., & Richardson, E. (2013). An Evaluation of the Relationship Smarts Plus Program on Adolescents in Georgia. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension [On-line], 1 (2), 1-15. Available at  http://media.wix.com/ugd/c8fe6e_2049d8d71b917603971c1bca1e225705.pdf

Teaching

HDFS 4880: Family Life Education Methodology (co-teaching with Dr. Melissa Kozak)

HDFS 4860: Parenting Education & Child Guidance (co-teaching with Dr. Geoffrey Brown)

Previous Projects

Project F.R.E.E. 

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate with Project F.R.E.E. studying family systems within high-stress contexts, with a particular focus on the marital and co-parenting relationships of foster and adoptive parents.

C.A.R.E (Couple and Relationship Enrichment) Laboratory 

I was previously a graduate research assistant in the C.A.R.E. Lab working on various projects including Project F.R.E.E., the C.A.R.E. for Foster Parents Project, the Healthy Marriage Initiative Project, and the HRMET (Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training) Project. With those projects, I studied how unique stressors of foster and adoptive parenting impact the parents as individuals, as a couple, and as co-parents.  I am also interested in how family life education can impact the well-being of these couples and in turn impact the well-being of children in the home.

Family & Community Resilience Laboratory 

In the Family & Community Resilience Laboratory, I examined resilience both in the individual and family context.  Specifically, studied the effects of adverse childhood experiences on current family functioning and the impact of military-sponsored youth programs on youth outcomes.  I am interested in the resilience of foster and adoptive parents who face unique challenges such as parenting a child or children with adverse experiences and ambiguous loss.  

National Resource Center on Healthy Marriage & Families

I served as Training and Technical Assistance Support for the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families from January 2012 to July 2014.  During my time at the Resource Center, I authored several products, coordinated webinars, assisted in coordinating Integration Institutes, and managed data collection and entry.  A few example products I provided leadership in developing include:

  • Annotated bibliography of healthy marriage and relationship education articles (Product No. 064).
  • Spotlight on integration: Youth and family services (Product No. 060)
  • Strong Relationships, Strong Families: Introduction to Healthy Relationship Education Skills for Stakeholders Families (Product No. 049)
  • Promising Practices and Lessons Learned from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families Peer-to-Peer Networking Forum (Product No. 032)