Dr. Christi McGeorge
Dr. Christi McGeorge is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Dr. McGeorge earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy. She is a mixed methodologist who is trained in both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.
Dr. McGeorge’s research has focused on the influence of heterosexism and homophobia on clinical practice and training, gender equity in therapy, gender equity in higher education, feminist theories, and societal perceptions of single parents. Dr. McGeorge has authored over 35 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. Additionally, she (along with her colleagues) has received well over one million dollars in grant funding from the National Science Foundation and Non-Profit Foundations to support their research and advocacy efforts.
Dr. McGeorge also has extensive experience in program evaluation. For example, she was the internal evaluator for the NSF ADVANCE grant at NDSU and the evaluator for an NSF PLAN-D grant focused on testing the effectiveness of a male advocate and ally program to positively impact university climates for women faculty. Additionally, Dr. McGeorge has presented nationally to groups of women faculty about the impact of gender on women’s experiences of campus climate.
Dr. McGeorge has been the recipient of a number of awards including the National Council on Family Relations Kathleen Briggs Outstanding Mentor Award, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2012 Training Award, and the University of Arizona School of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Achievement Award. She has also been selected to give a number of invited lectures including the 2016 Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at Kansas State University.