Child psychologist and author James C. Dobson was born April 21, 1936, in Shreveport, LA and educated at Pasadena College and the University of Southern California, where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. Dobson began his career as a teacher and counselor in public schools. He is founder and president of Focus on the Family, an organization that produces nationally broadcast radio programs on domestic issues. He has also served as co-director of research in the division of medical genetics at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. His books cover such topics as helping adolescents understand their sexuality and building stronger marital relationships. They include The New Dare to Discipline, 1992, When God Doesn't Make Sense, 1993, and Life on the Edge, 1995. He has contributed articles to Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Developmental Reading, New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of International Neurosciences Abstracts.