Arminta Jacobson, the Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor of Educational Psychology, was named a fellow by the National Council on Family Relations.
Jacobson is the founding director of UNT's Center for Parent Education, and for 19 years has directed the International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting at UNT, an international forum for exchange of knowledge and networking among researchers and practitioners.
"Family life is fundamental to the well-being of individuals and society," Jacobson says. "It is an honor to be chosen for this recognition from my colleagues in the National Council on Family Relations who join me in dedicating their professional careers to the well-being of families. I look forward as a NCFR fellow to mentoring new professionals who study and work with families."
Under Jacobson's leadership, the Center for Parent Education has become a leader in the field of parent education, and has served as a model for other states. Jacobson also founded the Texas Association of Parent Educators. She serves as principal investigator for the Texas Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters project since 1992, and as director of state evaluation since 1997.
About the National Council on Family Relations
The National Council on Family Relations is the nation's premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. The Council has a membership of more than 3,500 family researchers, practitioners and educators. For more information about the Council and its scholarly publications, visit the National Council on Family Relations.
Leslie Wimmer with UNT News Service can be reached at Leslie.Wimmer@unt.edu.