From Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul

Who Is Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.?

Dr. Robert J. Ackerman is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute (MAATI) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA).

As an author he has published numerous articles and research findings and is best known for writing the first book in the United States on children of alcoholics in 1978. Twelve books, many television appearances and countless speaking engagements later he has become internationally known for his work with families and children of all ages. Dr. Ackerman has served on many advisory boards and worked with numerous government agencies and task forces. The recipient of many awards including the 2003 Swinyard Award for his work in alcohol and drug abuse, he is a veteran of numerous TV appearances and has been featured on CNN Headline News, the Today Show, and in USA Today newspaper and Newsweek Magazine.

Dr. Robert J. Ackerman
MAATI, IUP • 1098 Oakland Avenue • Indiana, PA 15705
phone: 724-357-4405 • fax: 724-357-3944
e-mail: [email protected]

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