Author

AlanHawkins

Alan Hawkins, PH.D.

Camilla Eyring Kimball Endowed Professor, School of Family Life

Brigham Young University


Alan J. Hawkins is the Camilla Eyring Kimball Endowed Professor of Home and Family Life at Brigham University in Provo, Utah, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University in 1990. Professor Hawkins’ has taught and conducted research and outreach at Brigham Young University since 1990. In 2012, he received the university's prestigious Karl G. Maeser Research Award. His scholarship and outreach focuses on educational and policy interventions to help couples form and sustain healthy relationships and enduring marriages. He is widely cited for his meta-analytic work that examines the overall effectiveness of marriage and relationship education. In 2003-2004, he was a visiting scholar with the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services), working on the federal healthy marriages initiative. He is the current Chair of the Utah Marriage Commission. He is a member of the Research Advisory Group of Project Relate Oklahoma (formerly the Oklahoma Healthy Marriage Initiative).