Joyce Arditti

Joyce Arditti

Professor

Office

311 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5758

Email

Expertise

  • Criminal justice and families
  • Cumulative disadvantage, maternal distress
  • Family policy

Professional Activities

  • Member, National Council on Family Relations
  • Faculty Representative, Graduate Honor Court
  • Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Sciences, former Editor
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, former Member
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, former Member

Education

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A. University of Connecticut
  • B.S. University of Georgia

Awards and Honors

2011, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Fellow. Honor awarded for members providing outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of the family in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach and professional service.

2006-2007, Excellence in Outreach Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2003-2004, Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Selected Publications

Books

Arditti, J.A. (2012). Parental incarceration and the family: Psychological and social effects of imprisonment on children, parents, and care-givers. New York: NYU Press.

Textbooks

Arditti, J.A. (Ed.) (2015). Family Problems: Stress, risks, and resilience. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell

Edited Books

Arditti, J.A. & LeRoux, T. (2015) (Eds.). And justice for all: Families and the criminal justice system. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library. DOI.

Articles

Arditti, J.A.  (2015). A family process perspective on the heterogeneous effects of maternal incarceration on child wellbeing: The trouble with differences. Criminology & Public Policy, 14, 1- 14.

Arditti, J.A. & Savla, J. (2013).  Parental incarceration and child trauma symptoms in single caregiver homes. Journal of Child & Family Studies 24(3), pp. 551-561.  

Arditti, J. A., & Parkman, T. (2011). The developmental paradox of young men’s reentry after incarceration. Family Relations, 60, 205-220.

Arditti, J. A., Burton, L. M., & Neeves-Bothelho, S. E. (2010).  Maternal distress and parenting in the context of cumulative disadvantage. Family Process, 49, 142-164.

Additional Information

Sponsored Research

Arditti, J.A. (PI). Family reunification and reentry pilot program for female offenders.* Funds awarded by the Virginia Department of Corrections (October 1, 2010-September 31, 2012).

Current Research

  • Incarceration and Family Relationships
  • Child Trauma in Vulnerable Families
  • Maternal Distress/Parenting and Cumulative Disadvantage
  • Divorce