Contact

rnemzoff@brandeis.edu

Research Areas

Intergenerational Relationships and In-law Relationships 

Education

Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education

M.A., Teacher’s College, Columbia University

A.B., Barnard College

Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

"Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children"

 

Ruth Nemzoff

Ruth Nemzoff

Ruth Nemzoff

Ruth Nemzoff is a former assistant minority leader of the New Hampshire legislature and former Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare in that state. While a visiting scholar at the Wellesley Center for Research, she wrote an historical analysis of the "Changing Perceptions of Mothers of Children with Disabilities." She has also published articles about environmental advertising, women in politics, and Jewish intermarriage. Dr. Nemzoff has served on the boards of the New Hampshire United Way, New Hampshire Business Development Corporation, Boston's Jewish Family and Children's Services, and of Newbury College. She founded a nursery school, a counseling service, and the National Women's Legislative Lobby. Currently, she serves on the advisory committee of the University of Massachusetts' Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy. She is on the board of InterfaithFamily.com. Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children is her first book. Her second is Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family. She and her husband Harris Berman have four adult children, four in-law children and eight grandchildren. 

Current Projects

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff is the advice columnist for The Jewish Journal Massachusetts and the Seesaw column of Forward.com. She continues to speak and blog about intergenerational relationships. Her topics of expertise include relationships with adult children, relationships with in-laws, intermarriage, and emerging adulthood. She frequently discusses her two books: Don’t Bite Your Tongue and Don’t Roll Your Eyes. 

Representative Publications

Nemzoff, Ruth. Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family. New York: Palgrave MacMillian, 2012.

Nemzoff, Ruth. Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.