- Professor Emeritus
- Department of Family Social Science
- College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Boss has been a pioneer in researching ambiguous loss. She received her bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before earning her master’s and doctorate in Child Development and Family Studies. Pauline was elected Fellow by the National Council of Family Relations for her research contributions. She has also received a number of awards including a Humanitarian Award from the Service Employees International Union for her work with the families who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center Attacks on September 11, 2002. While retired and no longer teaching courses, Pauline has remained active in studying ambiguous loss and sharing her expertise with news outlets across the world.
Articles by Pauline Boss, Ph.D.
In light of recent events across the world like Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and the devastating landslide in Washington state, the effects of ambiguous loss are top of mind. We […]