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Loren Marks

Professor
School of Family Life, Family Life

Biography

Loren Marks joined the School of Family Life in 2015, after 13 years at LSU. Marks received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU, and his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He has centered his research efforts on religion and families, and has published several related articles or chapters, as well as the book Sacred Matters (with Wes Burr and Randy Day). His research on families has received national media attention from outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. He has twice been nominated for the national Carnegie (CASE) Professor of the Year Award—in 2011 and 2014. He is Co-Director (with Dr. David Dollahite) of the American Families of Faith Project that includes 200 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim families from all eight regions of the United States. Loren served a two-year LDS mission in Wisconsin (1991-1993). His LDS Church service over the past twenty years has been primarily with the youth. Loren and his wife, Sandra Martindale Marks, married in 1995 and are the parents of five dynamic children—Mishonne, Logan, Haley Renee, Denton, and Aliyah.

Research Interests

Religion and Families, Strong African American Families, and Qualitative Research Methods

Teaching Interests

Marriage, Parent-Child Relationships, and Qualitative Research Methods

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award, BYU School of Family Life (2019 - Present)

Courses Taught

Publications

David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Joe M. Chelladurai David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Alyssa Jane Banford Witting Ashley B. LeBaron Kaity P. Young Joe M. Chelladurai Heather Howell Kelley Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Betsy H. Barrow David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Hilary D. Poppert David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Heather H Kelley Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Trevan G Hatch Michael A Goodman Tommy M Phillips Ashley B LeBaron Samuel D Runyan Bryce L Jorgensen Loren Dean Marks Xioahui Li Edward Jeffrey Hill David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Betsy H. Barrow David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Katie E. Cherry L. Sampson S. Galea L. D. Marks K. E. Stanko P. F. Nezat K. H. Baudoin Ashley B LeBaron Christina M Rosa-Holyoak L. Ashley Bryce Edward Jeffrey Hill Loren Dean Marks Ashley B LeBaron Edward Jeffrey Hill Christina M Rosa Loren Dean Marks Ashley B. LeBaron Edward Jeffrey Hill Christina M. Rosa Travis J. Spencer Loren Dean Marks Joshua T. Powell David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Hilary Dalton David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Kaity P Young Loren Dean Marks Trevan G Hatch David C Dollahite Hilary Dalton David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Taleah M Kear Brittany M Lewis Megan L Stokes

Presentations

Justin J. Hendricks Joe M. Chelladurai Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite
Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite Heather H. Kelley
David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks Heather H. Kelley
David B Allsop Chelom E Leavitt S Driggs Rebecca Clarke Loren D Marks David C Dollahite
Hilary Dalton David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks
Loren Dean Marks Christina M. Rosa Ashley B. LeBaron Edward Jeffrey Hill
David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks
Christina M. Rosa Loren Dean Marks Ashley B. LeBaron Edward Jeffrey Hill
Hilary Dalton David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks
Betsy H Barrow David C Dollahite Loren Dean Marks
Ashley A Tuft Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite
Hilary Dalton Loren Dean Marks David C Dollahite
David C Dollahite Hilary Dalton Loren Dean Marks