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Jeffrey Dew

Associate Professor in the School of Family Life

Jeffrey Dew is a Fellow at the Wheatley Institution and an associate professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Dew’s research focuses on the association between family resources and family relationships, including how recently married couples’ changes in their consumer debt levels were related to changes in their marital quality. He also examines the role of virtues and religiosity in everyday life, for instance, the association between religiosity and married couples’ satisfaction with their physical intimacy.

Dew has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the interface between everyday issues (e.g., money, time use, virtues, religion) and the quality of family life. Because he examines the issues that families deal with regularly, journalists often interview him and cite his research. Dew’s research has been highlighted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. CNN has interviewed him twice. He also shares his research through other mechanisms including scholarly blogs like the Institute for Family Studies blog and reports such as The State of Our Unions Report 2019.

Dew obtained a dual-titled Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies and Demography.