Dr. Clinton Boyd, Jr. is a Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Boyd utilizes evidence to ensure fathers of color are valued as assets to their children, families and communities. His research primarily studies how the life course events of men of color affect their experiences as parents. Boyd’s research also explores strengthening father involvement in early childhood, positive youth development, workforce readiness and Responsible Fatherhood programs. His current work includes developing a culturally relevant intervention framework for young, African American fathers in low-income urban settings.
Boyd received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University Chicago, a Master of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Georgia State University. Boyd also completed his postdoctoral training at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. Learn more about his work.