Ben Gibbs, Associate Professor

Department: Sociology



Office: 2023 JFSB

Phone: 801-422-8284



I am from Pennsylvania and met my wife while attending BYU. I have four daughters.


  • Ph.D. in Sociology from Ohio State University, 2009
  • M.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University, 2005
  • B.S. in Sociology, Business Minor from Brigham Young University, 2003

Research Interests

My research is focused on early childhood inequality and the impact of family background on health and educational outcomes.


  • Making Connections from National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago, 2015
  • Mentoring Environment Grant from , 2015
  • Mentoring Environment Grant from Brigham Young University, 2013
  • Student Mentorship Grant from Department of Sociology, 2010
  • American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant from American Educational Research Association, 2009
  • Spencer Foundation Grant from Spencer Foundation, 2009
  • Graduate Association Teaching Award from Ohio State University, 2008
  • Teaching Excellence Award from Ohio State University, 2007
  • Sant Research on Families Fellowship from Sant Research on Families, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Sociology of Education Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Sociological Association