Anisa M. Zvonkovic

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Office of the Dean



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies Penn State University 1987
M.S. Human Development and Family Studies Penn State University 1983
B.A. Psychology, Religious Studies University of Virginia 1981


Dr. Zvonkovic's research has focused on how people manage work demands with their personal lives and has focused on specific occupations and demands (for example, commercial fishing families, people whose jobs require frequent travel).

Prior to becoming a full-time administrator, she was continuously externally funded for her work, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and smaller programs and foundations.

She has worked with interdisciplinary teams throughout her career.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
East Carolina University Dean & Bate Distinguished Professor, College of Health and Human Performance 2018-2022
Virginia Tech Department Head, Human Development and Family Science 2011-2018
Texas Tech University Department Chair, C. R. Hutcheson Professor, Human Development and Family Science 2005-2011
Oregon State University Graduate Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences 1985-2005


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Alexis Walker Lifetime Achievement Award National Council on Family Relations 2020
Groves Council on Marriage and Family Academy Member 2020
Administrator of the Year College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 2014
Fellow National Council on Family Relations 2013
Outstanding Mentor of Undergraduate Research Texas Tech University 2010
Provost Integrated Scholar Texas Tech University 2020
President's Academic Achievement Award Texas Tech University 2009
Women of Achievement Award Oregon State University 2004
Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Research Paper Work and Family Research Network 2002
Best Research Paper of the Year Family Firm Institute 1997

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board Journal of Marriage and Family 2014-2016; 2021-present
Editorial Board Journal of Family Theory and Review 2008-2019
Editorial Board Family Relations: Journal of Applied Family Science 2005-2017
Editorial Board Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 2004-2010


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Inventing Opportunities for Children committee member (8 person steering committee) 2015-2018
women's Protective Services summit task force chair 2009-2010
Early Head Start Governing Board chair 2006-2009
IMPACT board member 2004-2005
Benton County Hospice member of board, chair of board 1996-2003
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence member of board, chair of board 1990-1995

Current Research

applying developmental and relational models to administration

theory and application related to interpersonal and work life

work and personal life

Job Description

Dean Zvonkovic is Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences and holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

The Dean is the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the College with responsibility for all instructional, research, and outreach programs.


Borowski, S.C., Zvonkovic, A.M., & Savla, J. (2021). Impact of flexible work arrangements, self-efficacy, and barriers on daily physical activity among university staff, Journal of Physical Activity & Health. In press.

Richardson, N., Lamson, A. L. S., Zvonkovic, A., Eagan, S. M., & Jensen, J. F. (2020). Defining moral injury among military populations: A systematic review. Journal of Traumatic Stress,4, 575-586.

Lee, J.G.L., Chaney, B.H., Russell, K., Chaney, J.D., & Zvonkovic, A.M. (2019). Part of the solution to an exodus in the public health workforce: Undergraduate training in public health. North Carolina Medical Journal, 80(5), 320.

Fischer, J. L., Lyness, K. P., Murray, M. J., Scott, J. P., Sollie, D., & Zvonkovic, A. (2019). Interesting Journeys: Administration, Gender, and Diversity. In Gender, Sexual Identity, and Families: The Personal Is Political. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing.

Zvonkovic, A. & Swenson, A. (2019). Using Family-Level Data in Grounded Theory: A Multi-tonal Experience. In A. Humble & E. Radina (Eds.)  How qualitative data analysis happens: Moving beyond “themes emerged.”(pp. 175-189). New York: Taylor-Francis.

Borowski, S. C., Naar, J. J., Zvonkovic, A. M., & Swenson, A. R. (2018). A literature review of overnight work travel within individual, family and social contexts. Community, Work and Family, 1–27.

Wheeler, L. A., Zvonkovic, A. M., Swenson, A. R., Faas, C., Borowski, S., & Nutting, R. (2018). Implications of Parents’ Work Travel on Youth Adjustment. Community, Work & Family. doi:10.1080/13668803.2017.1327842

Zvonkovic, A. M., Swenson, A. V., & Cornwell, Z. (2016). Children's experiences of time when a parent travels for work. Journal of Marriage and Family. doi:10.1111/jomf.12386

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