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Roger Rubin

Roger Rubin

Associate Professor Emeritus, Family Science

Roger Rubin's research focuses areas are family policies, contemporary family forms, mental health issues and African American family life. 



PhD, Child Development and Family Relationships, 1970

The Pennsylvania State University


FMSC260 Couple Relationships

FMSC381 Poverty, Affluence, and Families

FMSC430 Gender Issues in Families

FMSC432 Intergenerational Aspects of Family Living

FMSC600 Family Theories

FMSC630 Theory and Research in Human Sexuality

Outstanding Teacher in Health and Human Performance, 1996

Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 1996

Returning Students Recognition Award, 1995

Panhellenic Teaching Award, 1992

Awarded six national service certificates from NCFR, AAMFT, and/or the Groves Conference

Meritorious Service Award, National Council on Family Relations

Fellow, National Council on Family Relations

Academy Member and Lifetime Membership Award, Groves Conference on Marriage and Family

Rubin, R.H., & Settles, B.H. (Eds.) (2012). The Groves Conference on Marriage and Family: History and impact on Family Science. Ann Arbor, MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library.

Rubin, R. H. (2004). Alternative lifestyles today: Off the family studies screen. In M. Coleman & L. Ganong (Eds.), Handbook of contemporary families (pp. 23-35). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rubin, R. H. (2001). Alternative lifestyles revisited, or whatever happened to swingers, group marriages, and communes? Journal of Family Issues, 22, 711-726.

Rubin, R. H. (2000). Family policies in Asia: China/Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia: Implications for the Americas. In B. Settles & I. Vargas (Eds.), International family policies: Implications for the Americas. Special issue of Family Science Review, 13(3/4), 108-118.

Rubin, R. H., & Wallen, J. (1997). The role of the family in mediating the effects of community violence on children. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 2, 33-41.

Myricks, N., & Rubin, R. H. (1995). Legalizing gay and lesbian marriages: Trends and policy implications. American Journal of Family Law, 9(1), 35-44.

Rubin, R. H., Billingsley, A., & Caldwell, C. H. (1994). The Black church and adolescent sexuality. National Journal of Sociology, 8, 131-148.

Rubin, R. H., Billingsley, A., & Caldwell, C. H. (1994). The role of the Black church in working with Black adolescents. Adolescence, 29, 251-266.

Macklin, E., & Rubin, R.H. (Eds.) (1983, 1985). Contemporary families and alternative lifestyles: Handbook of research and theory. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.