Wesley R. Burr was the 39th President of NCFR from 1981-82. He was professor of Family Sciences and Director of the Family Living Center at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. At the beginning of his term as president, Burr noted an increasing trend in NCFR toward multidisciplinary interest in the family and he asked that members enhance the multidisciplinary nature of theory. Burr and his collaborator, Geoffrey K. Leigh, prepared a six-page article and survey on “Identity in the Family Field.” They suggested that a new title such as “Famology” be used for that field. Their proposal struck terror in the hearts of traditionalists in the family field and much debate ensued.