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Ganong, Lawrence
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University of Missouri
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University of Missouri
Col, MO 65211

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Lawrence Ganong is a professor and co-chair of Human Development and Family Science and professor of Nursing at the University of Missouri. He has co-authored over 220 journal articles and book chapters as well as10 books. He and Marilyn Coleman have just completed their 10th book, which focuses on step-family relationships. His primary research program has focused on what post-divorce family members, especially in step-families, do to develop satisfying and effective relationships. He is a fellow in both the National Council on Family Relations and the Gerontological Society of America.


Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Science, major area of study in Family Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977 
M. Ed., Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, major area of study in Agency Counseling: Family Therapy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986
M.S. Department of Child and Family Development, major areas of study in Family Relations and Human Development, Kansas State University, 1974   
B.A., major in Psychology and minors in Sociology and Economics, Washburn University, 1972