The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program
April 8, 2003 Reed W. Larson, Professor
of Family Ecology in the Department of Human and Community Development
at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign was invested as the
first Pampered Chef Ltd. Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency.
Dr. Larson’s contributions and professional service in the field of adolescent development have been far-reaching, extending beyond the University of Illinois and its stakeholders to national policy makers and national and international scholars. His work has given pace-setting direction to the discipline as it meets the challenges of the future.
Dr. Larson has made extensive research contributions to the study of emotional development of adolescents. He has analyzed adolescents’ daily emotional experiences and their relationship to young people’s development and psychological adjustment. Dr. Larson helped develop a new method for the study of emotional experience that for the first time made it possible to study daily emotions systematically.
He has written and edited 13 books and journal volumes, published 67 refereed journal articles and has written 27 book chapters. Two of his books are widely used in teaching and his work is consistently among the research most frequently cited in textbooks on adolescence. He recently co-edited Family Mealtimes as a Context of Development and Socialization (Jossey-Bass, 2006).
Dr. Larson has served on a National Research Council panel and is on the executive council of the Society for Research on Adolescence. In the College of ACES, he served as division chair of Human Development and Family Studies during the college’s reorganization and has served twice as vice chair of the ACES Executive Committee.
Doris Kelley Christopher, Founder and Chairman of The Pampered Chef, Ltd. joins Dr. Robert Hughes, Jr., (r) Head, Dept. of Human and Community Development in congratulating Professor Reed Larson.