Skip to main content

Brian Willoughby

Family Fellow

Brian J. Willoughby is a Professor of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU and then went on to receive a masters and doctoral degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Willoughby has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on young adult development, couple dynamics, marriage, and sexuality in the leading family science, psychological and sociological journals. He is also the author of two books. Dr. Willoughby currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Sex Research and serves as an assistant editor for the academic journal Emerging Adulthood, as well as a consulting editor for two academic journals. His research has been widely cited in the media, appearing in such outlets as USA Today, MSNBC, the New York Post, the Washington Post, ABC News, and Psychology Today.