Wiley’s Inaugural Alexis Walker Award Honors Family Studies Research
"Alexis Walker brought many good things to my professional and personal life while she was alive; intellectual rigor and engagement, great discussions and amazing editorial skills as a wordsmith, sound thinker and wise diplomat. I am deeply touched to be a beneficiary of her legacy," said Professor Connidis.
Nominations were solicited from Wiley's partners in the field of family studies, including the Family Process Institute, the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Guttmacher Institute, the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the British Association of Community Child Health, the Swiss Paediatric Society, the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, and the National Council on Family Relations.
"We are thrilled that both people selected to be honored by the first Alexis Walker Award are members of NCFR," said Diane L. Cushman, Executive Director, National Council on Family Relations. "Ingrid Connidis and Linda Burton have been active in NCFR for many years and published in NCFR journals. Their commitment to families as evidenced by their research has had a significant impact on our understanding of families and aging and families in poverty."
"Wiley congratulates Professor Burton and Professor Connidis on receiving the first Alexis Walker Award," said Philip Carpenter, Vice President and Managing Director, Research Communications, Wiley. "Their pioneering research stood out among the many excellent submissions and serves as a reflection of their scholarly contributions to the field of family studies throughout their careers."