Rosemary Avery
Professor
2007
PAM

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities
Rosemary Avery has been a member of the department since 1988. Her professional career has focused on public policy as it relates to family formation via adoption of special needs children, the experiences of youth in foster care, and permanency for youth aging out of foster care.  She has been the recipient of four federal grants to support her research in this area, and is an active contributor to national special needs adoption initiatives. Another area her research focuses on is the impact of media messages for pharmaceutical products on consumer health-related behavior. In addition to her research initiatives, she has been the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards in the college and is a Weiss Presidential Fellow.

Current Research Activities
Rosemary Avery has active research programs in family and consumer policy. Her work in family policy focuses on the New York State child welfare system, particularly the foster care experiences of children relinquished for adoption, state adoption recruitment efforts, and permanency for adolescents exiting foster care. She is currently working on two collaborative projects focusing on the placement of youth from congregate care in New York City and Long Island, New York. Her work in the area of consumer policy focuses on the impact of print advertising and prime-time television ads for pharmaceutical products on consumers' health-related behavior, particularly the impact of tobacco and nictoine replacement therapy product messages on smoking cessation behavior.

Current Extension Activities
Dr. Avery currently serves as the external evaluator on two federally-funded Adoption Opportunities Grants, the Permanent Parents for Teens Project (New York City), and Opening Adoption's Doors to Teen Project (Long Island, NY). Both these projects involve translational research efforts with professionals in child welfare in the state of New York. 

Biography

Biographical Statement
Dr. Avery received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1971, her Honors in Science degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1982, and her Masters of Science (1984) and Ph.D. degrees (1988) in Family Resource Management from The Ohio State University. Dr. Avery joined the Cornell University faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Consumer Economics and Housing in 1988. She was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1994, and to rank of Professor in 2000. She current serves as Chairperson of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.

Her professional career has focused on public policy as it relates to family formation via adoption of special needs children. She has been the recipient of four federal grants to support her research in this area and is an active contributor to national special needs adoption initiatives. In addition, another area of her work focuses on the impact of media images on consumer choice, particularly as it relates to health related decisions surrounding smoking and prescription drung consumption. Dr. Avery has been the recipient of several awards for both her teaching and scholarship. She was awarded the prestigious Weiss Presidential Fellowship in 2001, she has received a Merrill Presidential Teacher Recognition Award six times (1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006), and was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998. In 2000 Dr. Avery was recognized by a leading consumer policy association in the U.S. (the American Council on Consumer Interests) as the outstanding mid-career professional. She has served as a Board Member for three national policy associations, and  serves as a reviewer for five leading academic journals.

At the University level Dr. Avery currently holds the position of University Faculty Senate member and serves on several university committees (University Faculty Committee, Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council, Health Careers Evaluation Committee). Furthermore, she serves the Cornell undergraduate community as a Dining Discussion Faculty Fellow, as Faculty Advisor to Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, and as Faculty Academic Advisor to the Cornell Varsity Men’s Football and Men’s Lacrosse teams.


Administrative Responsibilities
Professor Avery currently serves as Chairperson for the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Courses Taught
PAM 233 Consumer Markets I:
PAM 230 An Introduction to Policy Analysis:
PAM 323 Consumer Markets II:



Related Websites
Course websites:
Consumer Markets I: www.instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/Courses/pam223/
An Introduction to Policy Analysis:  www.instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/Courses/pam230/
Consumer Markets II: www.instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/Courses/pam323/

http://www.human.cornell.edu/che/Features/upload/cv106rja.pdf


Publications

Avery, R. J. (in press). Federal Law and Child Welfare Reform: The Research-Policy Interface in Promoting Permanence for Older Children and Youth. In Achieving Permanence for Older Children and Youth in Foster Care. Kerman, B., Maluccio, A.N. & Freundlich, M. (Eds.) New York: Columbia University Press.

Avery, R, Kenkel, D., Lillard D. and Mathios A. (2007). Regulating Advertisements: The Case of Smoking Cessation Products, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 31(2), 185-208.

Avery, R., Kenkel, D., Lillard, D., and Mathios, A. (2007). Public Profits and Public Health: Does Advertising Smoking Cessation Products Encourage Smokers to Quit? Journal of Political Economy, 115, 447-481.

Freundlich, M., Avery, R. J., (2007). Care or Scare: Safety and Protection of Youth in Congregate Care. Child Abuse and Neglect, 31(2), 173-186.

Avery, R. J., and Freundlich, M. (2007). Planning and achieving permanency for children in foster care: Facilitators and Constraints. Adoption Quarterly, 10(2).

Freundlich, M., Avery, R. J., and Padgett, D. (2007). Preparation of youth in congregate care for independent living. Child and Family Social Work, 12, 64-72.
Freundlich, M., Avery, R. J., Munson, S., & Gertenzang, S. (2006 only in print in 2007). Post-permanency: An assessment of families’ needs for services and support. Family Preservation Journal, 9, 39-55.

Freundlich, M., Avery, R. J., (2006). Transitioning from congregate care: Preparation and outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15(4), 1-12.

Avery, R. J., and Freundlich, M., (2006). Gay and lesbian youth in foster care: Meeting their placement and service needs. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues, 17(4), 39-58

Avery, R. J., and Freundlich, M., Munson, S., & Gertenzang, S. (2006). The meaning of permanency: Multiple stakeholder perspectives. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(7), 741-760.

Freundlich, M., Avery, R. J., Munson, S., & Gertenzang, S. (2006). Permanency options and goals: Considering multi-faceted definitions. Child and Youth Care Forum, 35(5/6), 355-374.

Avery, R. J., Bryant, W. K., Mathios, A., Kang, H., Bell, D. (2006). Electronic Course Evaluations: Does an On-line Delivery System Influence Student Evaluations? Journal of Economic Education, 37 (1), 21-37.