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Dr. Roudi Roy

Dr. Roudi Nazarinia Roy is an Associate Professor of Child Development and Family Studies in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at California State University Long Beach. Where she teaches courses on the Transition to Parenthood and Family Dynamics, Family Stress and Coping and Internships in Child Development and Family Life Education. Her research interests revolve around cultural influences on parental roles across the transition to parenthood and during early childhood, fatherhood engagement and Multiracial families. In addition to her numerous conference presentation and publications in peer-reviewed journals, she has co-authored a book on the Transition to Parenthood and most recently co-edited a book on Biracial Families. She serves on several editorial boards for journals focused on family scholarship and is a member of the National Council on Family Relations Board of Directors. Dr. Roy is a certified family life educator through the National Council on Family Relations and serves as a consultant and evaluator for community agencies serving diverse populations of families. As a Family Life Educator, she believes all families deserve access to information and support that can facilitate positive growth and development. Over the last 19 years, she has focused on supporting and studying families across the transition to parenthood and the early years of parenting.

Academic Area:
Child Development and Family Studies
Family Life Education

Education

  • Ph.D. in Family Studies-Family Life Education, Kansas State University
  • M.A. in Family Science, University of British Columbia
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • Transition to Parenthood
  • Family Life Education
  • Societal and Cultural Influences on Parental Roles
  • Relationship Satisfaction
  • Multidisciplinary Research involving Money and Relationships