Dr. James Dobson
Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit
organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James
Dobson's Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation
of the family, including The New Dare to Discipline; Love for a Lifetime; Life
on the Edge; Love Must Be Tough; The New Strong-Willed Child; When God
Doesn’t Make Sense; Bringing Up Boys; Marriage Under Fire; Bringing Up Girls;
and, most recently, Head Over Heels.
Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the
University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the
attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been
active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family
matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967)
in the field of child development. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees, and
was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Dobson recently
received the “Great American Award” from The Awakening.
Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and
Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.