Professor of Adolescent Psychology, Wake Forest University
Linda Nielsen, M.S, Ed.D. is a professor of adolescent psychology at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem NC. Among her books and journal articles are the college textbook “Adolescence: A Contemporary View” (Harcourt Brace, 1986) and “Father Daughter Relationships: Contemporary Research and Issues (Routledge, 2014) . A nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships and shared physical custody (shared parenting) after divorce, her work has been featured on NPR and in a PBS documentary. She is frequently invited to present the research on shared physical custody to lawyers and judges and to legislative committees. Her most recent article describes the ways in which social science studies are “woozled” (manipulated, misrepresented) in ways that mislead the public and policy makers in regard to overnight shared parenting for infants and toddlers: Woozles: Their role in custody law reform, parenting plans and family court.