Jocelyn Wikle, Assistant Professor

Department: Family Life



Office: 2055 JFSB

Phone: 801-422-0077


Dr. Wikle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in public economics and labor economics. Dr. Wikle holds a Masters of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in economics and music from Brigham Young University. Dr. Wikle has taught or assisted various economics courses at four universities.


  • Ph. D. in Economics from University of Texas, 2013
  • M.A. in Economics from University of Texas, 2006
  • B.A. in Economics and Music from Brigham Young University, 2002

Research Interests

Dr. Wikle researches family interactions, including parent resource investment in children (causes and consequences), adolescent contact with family members, and contextual factors affecting family interactions. She also researchers early childhood education policy, including consequences of policy on family outcomes. Her research uses a range of empirical evaluation techniques and practices.

Recent Publications