Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.

Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor Emerita

Professional Interests

Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.W., University of Kansas
  • B.A., University of Kansas



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