Director: W. Bradford Wilcox

Dr. Wilcox is Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University. As an undergraduate, he was a Jefferson Scholar at U.Va. His research focuses on marriage, and on the ways that gender, religion, class, and children influence the quality and stability of American family life. He has published articles on marriage, cohabitation, fatherhood, and religion and family life in The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, The Journal of Marriage and Family, and The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Time, CNN, NBC’s The Today Show, and numerous NPR stations.

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Senior Fellow: Jeffrey Dew

Jeffrey Dew is an assistant professor in the department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Utah State University.


Senior Fellow: Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., is a research professor and co‑director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.


Senior Fellow: Galena Rhoades

Galena Rhoades, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver.


Assistant Director: Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson, Ph.D., is a a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and an assistant professor of sociology and religion in the Virginia Community College System. His current research is focused on family structure in the United States and the generational transmission of values in small Jewish communities.