Office: 2173 JFSB
Phone: 801-422-4410
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Kevin Shafer, Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work



  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • MA, The Ohio State University, 2005
  • BA, The Ohio State University, 2002

Research Interests

I primarily study fathering behaviors (both in the U.S. and internationally), with an emphasis on stepfamilies, men's mental health, and families in poverty. Some of my work also addresses post-divorce relationship formation, quality, and quantitative methodology.


  • Mentoring Enviornment Grant, ORCA and FHSS, 2015
  • Family Studies Center Grant, BYU Family Studies Center, 2014
  • Mentoring Enviornment Grant, ORCA and FHSS, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Population Association of America
  • American Men's Studies Association
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Society for Social Work & Research

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