Director: W. Bradford Wilcox
Professor Wilcox is associate 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.
Assistant Director: Sam Richardson
Sam Richardson is the Graduate Research Assistant for the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, a Sociology Ph.D. candidate and an assistant professor of sociology and religion in the Virginia Community College System. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, Sam received an M.Div. from Denver Seminary and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut. His current research is focused on the intersection of religious identity and the family among young adults.