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Abbie Goldberg

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University

Abbie E. Goldberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research examines diverse families, including lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parent families. A particular focus of her research is key life transitions (e.g., the transition to parenthood, the transition to kindergarten, the transition to divorce) in same-sex parent and adoptive families.  She is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles and two books: Gay Dads (NYU Press) and Lesbian- and Gay-Parent Families (APA). She is working on a third book on how same-sex and heterosexual couples navigate open adoptions across the life course. She is the co-editor of LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice (Springer) and the editor of the Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (Sage). She has received research funding from the American Psychological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Williams Institute, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation.