OSU-Tulsa doctoral student Amanda Williams recently received the prestigious Student Award from the National Council on Family Relations. This award is given to NCFR graduate student members who have demonstrated excellence as a student with high potential for contribution to the discipline of family studies.
Williams received the award for her research, which focuses on young adults’ risk and resilience with an emphasis on social media technology, homelessness and health risks behaviors.
During her tenure at OSU, Williams has been involved in a number of funded grant proposals and coordinated numerous research projects. She intends to continue to explore risk and resilience as it relates to the use of technology by adolescents, emerging adults and their families.
Williams was named a co-recipient of the award along with Mallory Lucier-Greer of Auburn University. The National Council on Family Relations is the nation’s premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.