Clinton Boyd, Jr., PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University

For over a decade, Dr. Boyd has utilized evidence to ensure policies and institutions value fathers as assets to their children, families, and communities. His research primarily examines how the life course events of African American men shape their experiences as fathers. As a National Home Visiting Resource Center Advisory Committee member, Dr. Boyd is also helping to establish national standards for effectively engaging African American fathers in home visiting programs. Dr. Boyd has co-authored several articles, book chapters, and policy reports on his work with African American fathers. His broader research interests focus on urban sociology, African American history, race and ethnicity, and inequality. Dr. Boyd earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Georgia State University, while receiving support from the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being and ZERO TO THREE Fellowship. Dr. Boyd is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.