Patrick C. McKenry, deceased,nbsp;was Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Ohio State University. His research focused on families and stress, with particular interest in family conflict and violence, postdivorce adjustment, variations in coping by gender and race, and the role of conflict and violence in the coparenting process after divorce. He published extensively in the marriage and family literature and coauthored or coedited with Sharon Price Divorce, Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective, and all three editions of Families and Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions. He was a member of the American Sociological Association and the National Council on Family Relations, where he has held several leadership positions. Henbsp;was alsonbsp;the recipient of three Ohio State University awards for excellence in teaching and research. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Georgia.
Sharon J. Price is a Professor Emerita and former Department Head in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. She was also on the faculties of Gerontology and Women's Studies and has published extensively in professional journals. She and Patrick McKenry have coauthored and coedited Divorce, Families and Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions, and Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective. Her research focused on the study of widows who live on family farms. She has won several teaching awards, including the Osborne Award, presented by the National Council on Family Relations, and the highest honor for teaching at the University of Georgia, the Josiah Meigs Award. She is active in several professional organizations and has served in many capacities, including president of the National Council on Family Relations. She received her Ph.D. at Iowa State University.