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Loren Marks

Religion Fellow

Loren Marks is a Professor of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU, and his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He is Co-Director of the American Families of Faith National Research Project. From 2002-2015, he taught at Louisiana State University, where he held the Kathryn Norwood and Claude Fussell Alumni Professorship. Dr. Marks’ research foci include religion and families, including and especially racial minority families. He has authored about 170 scholarly works, including four books. Consistent with BYU’s focus on involving undergraduates in research, Dr. Marks’ student teams have won five paper of the year awards from the National Council on Family Relations’ Religion and Family Life Section. Over the last five years, he has also published about 40 public scholarship articles on religion and families, and his research has received additional attention from outlets including The New York Times, National Review, and The Washington Times. He and his wife Sandra, who also teaches at BYU, were married in 1995 and have five children.