Academic journal article Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Bron Barnett Ingoldsby (11 Jan 1950-18 Oct 2005)

Academic journal article Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Bron Barnett Ingoldsby (11 Jan 1950-18 Oct 2005)

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Bron, the son of Norman and Daphine Ingoldby, grew up in Lindsay, California with his twin brother Kirk and siblings Pamela and Todd. He graduated from Lindsay High School and later attended Brigham Young University (B.A. in history with Spanish and psychology minors), Utah State University (M.S. in Family and Human Development), and the University of Georgia (Ph.D. in Child and Family Development).

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Colombia Venezuela mission, developing a great love for the people and an appreciation for cultural diversity. Bron married the love of his life Valerie Percevault in 1974 in the Provo, Utah LDS temple and welcomed twin daughters to their family in 1980. The family lived in Rootstown, Ohio; Rexburg and Sugar City, Idaho; and Orem, Utah.

An advocate for appreciation of cultural diversity, Bron traveled extensively, helping to bring understanding and tolerance to those around him. He loved teaching in the Family Science departments at Kent State University (Assistant Professor, Director of the Human Development Center, Chairman of the school course and curriculum committee, and Graduate Studies Coordinator), Ricks College (Professor, Department Chair, Chair of Home Economics, and member of the Honors faculty and International Studies steering committee), and BYU (Associate Professor, Curriculum and Graduate Committees). He co-authored three text books on family theories and family in cross-cultural context as well as over 40 journal articles, with several other projects in the works.

He was a certified Family life Educator since 1989 and received excellence in teaching awards from Ricks College in 1993 and 1997. He was an active member in several academic organizations including: National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), International Communal Studies Association (ICSA), International Association of Relationship Research (IARR), and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Other professional activities includes director of Ricks College student summer terms in Ecuador for anthropology/service experience 1996-1998; board of directors for Silver Sage Girl Scout Council 1996-1998; Who's Who Among America's Teachers 1994 & 2002; Associate Editor for Family Science Review 1993-1999, Journal of Comparative Family Studies 1985-2005, and Marriages and Families, 1999-2005 ; Partners of the Americas - Idaho-Ecuador chapter 1998-1994 (board member) & 1995-1998 (president). …

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