Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D.


Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D.

Professor & Extension Specialist
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1999
(334) 844-3234 | 263 Spidle Hall
adlerfr@auburn.edu

Research Projects & Ongoing Programming:

Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative - Oct 2006 - 2011

Principal Investigator and Project Director. Co-Principal Investigator, T. Smith; Co-Investigators, S. Ketring, J. Kerpelman, J. Pittman, & B. Vaughn. Statewide outreach and research project in partnership with the the Family Resource Center Network, and a consortium of other State and community agencies focused on promoting access to family life educational resources for all citizens and supporting healthy relationships, marriages, and stable families. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance.
www.alabamamarriage.org
www.realteenrelationships.org

The impact of relationships/marriage education among ethnically-diverse low-resource youth: A short-term longitudinal study. Oct 2005 - Sept 2010

Co-Principal Investigator. Kerpelman, J., Principal Investigator; Pittman, J., Co-Principal Investigator. Statewide implementation and study of the Healthy Couples/Healthy Children - Targeted Youth program - school-based relationship education in Family and Consumer Science classes and in Health classes. 5-year study. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

Understanding ethnic minority stepfamily development and dynamics. 2006 - present

Principal Investigator. Qualitative study of African American and Latino stepfamily couples and teens.

Program Impact Study of the Alabama Children's Trust Fund Grantee Programs - Aug 2006 - Aug 2009

Principal Investigator. Co-Principal Investigators, J. Kerpelman and J. Pittman. 3-year contract to evaluate the 200+ programs funded by CTF in the areas of parenting, fatherhood, marriage education, respite care, and youth development.

The Alabama Marriage and Family Project. Oct 2005 - May 2007

Principal Investigator and Project Director. Partnering with AU's College of Business to serve as an Intermediary organization focused on building capacity among community-based agencies in Alabama for organizational viability and sustainability and on building specific capacity to provide programs that support healthy marriages, responsible fatherhood, and family stability. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Compassion Capital Fund.