Katherine R. Allen, PhD, is Professor of Family Studies in the Department of Human Development and Adjunct Professor of Women's Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her academic interests are in family diversity over the life course, feminism and family studies, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Allen is coeditor of several books as well as author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, Journal of Aging Studies,and Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Dr. Allen is also a charter fellow of the National Council on Family Relations.
David D. Allred, BS, is a marriage and family therapy graduate student at Seattle Pacific University. He received his undergraduate degree in family, consumer, and human development from Utah State University.
Saliha Bava, PhD, is Associate Director of Houston Galveston Institute, an associate of the Taos Institute, on the core adjunct faculty for the master's psychology program at Our Lady of the Lake University in Houston, Texas, and on the online adjunct faculty for the Postgraduate Diploma in Discursive Therapies at Massey University in New Zealand. Dr. Bava's current areas of interest are collaborative learning, organizational consultation, postmodern/performative and hypertext discourses, research methodological discourses, and trauma and terrorism.
Pauline Boss, PhD, is Professor and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor in the doctoral training program at the University of Minnesota. She is currently the Visiting Moses Professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City and previously has been Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Boss's research interests center on ambiguous loss, the unresolved grief experienced when loved ones go missing, physically or psychologically. Her latest book, Trauma, Loss and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss, summarizes that work for clinicians and researchers.
Brent Bradley, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Track in the Graduate Counseling Department at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Bradley is a certified couple therapist and supervisor in emotionally focused therapy (EFT). An active writer, researcher, and presenter, he is currently working with colleagues on an EFT workbook for practitioners. Professional interests include process research on critical change elements in couple and family therapy, and working with affect and systems.