Jenifer Kunz is a Professor of Sociology at West Texas A&M University where she has taught since 1993. She currently serves as the Department Head for the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. She received her Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in 1994. She has made several scholarly presentations about the family on the national and international level and her articles and publications have appeared in many academic journals and books. Dr. Kunz has received numerous awards for teaching and has been an international visiting professor several times at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada for the Department of Sociology. She has also served as a consultant and a facilitator for various government and independent agencies. She is actively involved in the community and mentoring. Dr. Kunz's areas of specialization include marriage and the family. She is a member of many professional associations and academic organizations that focus on the family. She has a special interest on the effects of divorce on children.