Evin Winkelman Richardson

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Assistant Research Scientist

Evin Winkelman Richardson, PhD, CFLE is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia May 2017
M.S. Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia August 2013
B.S. Psychology Georgia College & State University May 2011


Dr. Richardson currently conducts research in the Couple and Relationship Enrichment (CARE) Lab and works on two federally-funded projects including the Fostering Relationship and Economic Enrichment Project (Project F.R.E.E.) and the Air Force Personal Financial Readiness Evaluation Project. Dr. Richardson studies family systems within high-stress contexts, with a particular focus on the marital and co-parenting relationships of foster and kinship care providers, military families, and parents of a child with a disability.  She is also interested in the resilience of these families and how family life education may improve well-being. Previous work includes research and outreach with military families in the Family and Community Resilience Laboratory and with Military REACH, studying families with a child with a disability with the Institute on Human Development and Disabilities, and training and technical assistance for the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families where she was involved in planning and implementation of trainings as well as publishing materials for stakeholders on healthy relationship and marriage education.


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Postdoctoral Research Award University of Georgia 2021

Areas of Expertise

  • Couple and family relationships
  • Foster caregiving families
  • Family life education
  • Couple relationship education
  • Program evaluation
  • Military families


Selected recent book chapters (see CV for complete listing)

Futris, T. G., & Richardson, E. W. (2022). Application: Evaluation of the ELEVATE program. In K. Adamsons, A. L. Few-Demo, C. M. Proulx, & K. Roy (Eds.) Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methodologies: A Dynamic Approach. Springer.

Mallette, J. K., Richardson, E. W., Archuleta, K., & Shoup-Olsen, C. (2021). Family life education with rural families. In S. Ballard & A. Taylor (Eds.) Family life education with diverse populations. Cognella.

Journal Articles

Selected Recent Publications (see CV for complete listing)

*Stanford, W. D., Futris, T. G., Richardson, E. W., Koss, K. J., & Brown, G. L. (2022). Social integration buffers the impact of financial distress on coparenting. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(6), 919-931. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000995 

*Dai, Y., Futris, T. G., Stanford, W., Richardson, E. W., & Koss, K. (2022). The association between financial distress, conflict management, and co-parenting support for couples receiving child welfare. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 39(11), 3329-3350. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075221096783

Richardson, E. W., Mallette, J. K., Futris, T. G., Dai, Y., & DeMeester, K. (2022). Foster parenting stress as a moderator of change in coparenting support following relationship education. Journal of Family Issues, 43(10), 2599-2623. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X211031521

Richardson, E. W., Pettit, M., Futris, T. G., & Gale, J. (2022). A latent class analysis of nonrelative foster caregivers’ trait mindfulness and individual and relationship outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(7), 1262-1273. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000917

Adler-Baeder, F., Futris, T. G., McGill, J., Richardson, E. W., Yildirim, E. D. (2022). Validating the couple relationship skills inventory. Family Relations, 71, 279-306. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12590

Palmer, L., Richardson, E. W., Goetz, J., Gale., J., Futris, T. G., & DeMeester, K. (2021). Financial self-efficacy: Mediating the association between self-regulation and financial management behaviors. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 32(3), 535-549. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/JFCP-19-00092

Mallette, J. K., Richardson, E. W., & Futris, T. G. (2021) Foster father identity: A theoretical framework. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 13(3), 300-316. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12391

Mallette, J. K., O’Neal, C. W., Richardson, E. W., & Mancini, J. A. (2021). When fathers are involved: Examining relational and psychosocial health among military families. Family Process, 60(2), 602-622. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12566

*indicates a student-led publication 

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