New Faculty Member: Kevin Shafer, PhD
BYU School of Social Work is pleased to welcome Kevin Shafer as a new faculty member.
Dr. Shafer's primary areas of focus are marriage, divorce, remarriage, and immigrant families in the United States. Currently, his work focuses on comparisons of first marriage and remarriage patterns in the U.S., the impact of fertility desires on remarriage formation, and comparisons between immigrant and native-born family structures. Dr. Shafer's training is as a sociologist, focusing on family demography and quantitative methodologies.
He received his PhD in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University, where he served on the Title IV-E oversight committee and was the Family Studies coordinator for the university.
Dr. Shafer lives in Springville with his wife and two young children. He enjoys spending time with his family and serving in church callings. In addition, he enjoys sports--particularly Ohio State football and basketball, but his wife (a two-time BYU graduate) is slowly convincing him to root for the Cougars. Otherwise, he enjoys running, music, and reading biographies of important figures in American and church history.
Dr. Shafer is excited to teach research and methods courses to students who make service their profession.
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