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

Current Institutional Affiliation
Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University: Postdoctoral Associate

Areas of Expertise

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Families and Family Systems, Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention


Clinton Boyd, Jr., PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. His areas of interest include race and ethnicity, social inequality, urban sociology, family policy, and parenting and African American families. Dr. Boyd primarily studies how the life course events of African American men affect their experiences as fathers. His research also explores ways to strengthen father involvement in evidence-based home visiting programs. Dr. Boyd earned his PhD from Georgia State University, a MA from DePaul University, and a BA from Concordia University Chicago.