PhD, Sociology, Georgia State University
Cohort Six Fellow

Academic Mentor
Deirdre Oakley
Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University

Policy Mentor
Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.
Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago

Research Interests
Neighborhood and Racial Inequality; Father Involvement; Criminal Justice; Child Well-Being; Social Policy  

Areas of Expertise

Families and Family Systems, Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups, Health Policy


Clinton Boyd, Jr. is a Doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University, with a concentration in race and urban studies. His research interests include child well-being, father involvement, neighborhood and spatial inequality, evidence-based practice research, criminal justice reform policy, and place-based social policy. Mr. Boyd has worked as a doctoral research assistant on two federally-funded child maltreatment projects, and currently, serves as a research assistant on a National Science Foundation supported grant to study the effects of community land trusts on low-income families. In addition to his research experience, Mr. Boyd has practical experience working with high-risk, justice-involved youth and ex-offender fathers through the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. Further, he recently co-facilitated a fatherhood engagement webinar co-hosted by Georgia’s Department of Family and Child Services, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, and the National SafeCare Training and Research Center. Clinton holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University Chicago, and an M.A. in Sociology from DePaul University.