A well-known lecturer and spirited debater, Coontz has addressed audiences throughout Europe, the United States, and Japan. She has also testified about her research before the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Her books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Her Athenaeum lecture is co-sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies and the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children.
Stephanie Coontz teaches history family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and is the national Co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families. A former Woodrow Wilson fellow, she has also taught at Kobe University in Japan and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. In 2004 she received the first Visionary Leadership award from the Council on Contemporary Families. She also received the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for outstanding contributions to the field of child development, the 2001-2002 Friend of the Family Award from the Illinois Council on Family Relations, and the Washington Governors Writers Award.