Research
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Brian J. Willoughby, Ph.D.
Area of Expertise: Relationship Development & Family Dynamics
Brian WilloughbyBrian J. Willoughby, Ph.D. is currently an associate professor in the School of
Family Life at
Brigham Young University and a research fellow at the Wheatley Institute. Dr. Willoughby is
considered an international expert in the field of couple and marital relationships, sexuality, and
young adult development. Dr. Willoughby has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book
chapters on young adult development, couple dynamics, marriage, and sexuality in the leading family
science, psychological, and sociological journals and is the author of two well received books on
romantic relationships.

Career highlights:

Class of 1949 Young Scholar Award at Brigham Young University for top young scholar

Associate editor at Journal of Sex Research

Assistant Editor at Emerging Adulthood

Consulting Editor at Archives of Sexual Behavior

Research Fellow at The Wheatley Institution

Jason Carroll, Ph.D.
Area of Expertise: Family Dynamics
Jason CarrollJason S. Carroll, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham
Young University and
is the Research Director of the Wheatley Institute. Dr. Carroll is an internationally-recognized
researcher and educator in the areas of successful couple relationships, marital intimacy, and
marriage readiness among young adults. Dr. Carroll has authored over 100 scientific articles, book
chapters, and pubic scholarship pieces; and has presented numerous papers at national and
international conferences. Dr. Carroll’s research has also been featured in the Economist, the Wall
Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, National Public Radio, the Tonight Show with Jay
Leno, and other popular media and news outlets. In 2014, Dr. Carroll received the Berscheid-Hatfield
Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement, an annual award given for distinguished scientific
achievement by the International Association for Relationship Research.

Career highlights:

The 2014 Distinguished Mid-Career Scientific Achievement Award from the International Association
for Relationship Research (IARR)

Author of over 100 scientific articles, book chapters, and pubic article; and has presented numerous
papers at international conferences.

His work has been featured in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, Fox
News, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other popular news outlets

Senior Fellow of the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution

 

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