Contact: Larry Jacobs, 815-964-5819, email@example.com
ROCKFORD, Ill., Sept. 28, 2012 /Standard Newswire/ -- Howard Center President Allan Carlson announced a new editorial team for the quarterly publication, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy. This change follows the resignation of Robert W. Patterson, editor of the publication since 2009, to pursue other opportunities.
"We appreciate Bob's enormous contributions to the Center's flagship publication," Carlson remarked. "He not only transformed the former monthly monograph series into a quarterly journal and launched a new website but also expanded the journal's base of financial support, reach, and influence. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
Effective September 1, Dr. Carlson took on the responsibilities as Editor of the Journal. He is the author of a dozen books and over 300 published articles on family policy questions. Carlson, who teaches History of the Family at Hillsdale College, is also the founder and International Secretary of World Congress of Families.
Assisting him in the new position of Managing Editor will be Nicole Kooistra. "Holding graduate degrees in both political science and English and with six years of editorial experience on other publications, Nikki is well suited to handle the day-to-day operations of the Journal," Carlson said.
Named Senior Editors of The Family in America are Dr. Bryce Christensen of Southern Utah University and Dr. Ryan MacPherson of Bethany Lutheran College. "Bryce has been involved with The Family in America project in a variety of capacities -- including Editor -- since 1986," Carlson noted, "while Ryan ably represents a new generation of family scholars writing from a traditionalist perspective."
The four members of this editorial team will meet on a periodic basis to plan future issues of the Journal.
The Family In America also has a distinguished Editorial Board of Advisors including: Stephen Baskerville, Allan R. Crippen II, William Donohue, Rod Dreher, William C. Duncan, Patrick F. Fagan, Bruce P. Frohnen, Kay S. Hymowitz, Bill Kauffman, Peter Augustine Lawler, Phillip J. Longman, William R. Mattox, Jr., Paul T. Mero, Mark T. Mitchell, Douglas C. Minson, Jennifer Roback Morse, John D. Mueller, Charles Murray, Michael J. New, Lynn D. Wardle, W. Bradford Wilcox, Richard G. Wilkins, and Charmaine Crouse Yoest.
For more information about The Family In America: A Journal of Public Policy and subscription information, go to www.familyinamerica.org.
For interview requests contact Larry Jacobs at the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, in Rockford, Illinois, 815-964-5819, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society (www.profam.org) is located in Rockford, Illinois and is an independent, non-profit research and education center that provides sound scholarship and effective strategies to affirm and defend the natural family, thus renewing a stable and free society. The Howard Center is the publisher of the journal, "The Family In America" and is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families (WCF) project which is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and inter-faith people of goodwill from more than 80 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Dr. Allan Carlson, President of The Howard Center. To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families -- Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw, Poland (2007) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009). World Congress of Families VI was held in Madrid, Spain in May 25-27, 2012. World Congress of Families VII will be held in Sydney, Australia, May 15-18, 2013, www.wcfsyndney2013.org.au.