Harold D. Grotevant

Harold D. Grotevant is Distinguished University Teaching Professor of Family Social Science and adjunct professor of Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota. In June 2008, he will join the faculty of the University of Massachusetts - Amherst as the Rudd Family Endowed Chair in Adoption, in the Clinical Division of the Psychology Department. His scholarly work focuses on relationships in adoptive families and on the development of children and adolescents within their families, especially with regard to identity formation and adjustment. An international leader in adoption theory and research, he has greatly shaped the world’s understanding of adopted people and adoptive family functioning. He is highly sought as an adoption lecturer and has written several books, including: Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections (with R. McRoy) and Emotional Disturbance in Adopted Adolescents: Origins & Development (with R. McRoy and L. Zurcher), as well as numerous book chapters and articles on adoption.