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: Skip Burzumato
Skip Burzumato is the assistant director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and an adjunct professor of sociology at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia. For over twenty years he has directed, worked and taught at various non-profits and educational institutions in Memphis, Tennessee; Savannah, Georgia and central Virginia. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. He also served in the U.S. Navy. For the past two decades, his research and writing has focused on the current state of courtship, dating, marriage and the family. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on various issues pertaining to modern marriage and the family.