Jeffrey Cookston, PhD
Jeff was born and raised in Texas and attended high school in Longview and Carrollton, Texas. He obtained a B.A. from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX in 1992, and got his M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Human Development and Education from the University of Texas at Austin. After a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Arizona State University in the Prevention and Intervention Research Center, in 2002 he accepted a position at San Francisco State University teaching in the human development graduate and undergraduate programs of the Psychology Department. His research has three foci: fathers, divorce, and preventive interventions for families. He is especially interested in longitudinal methods and finding the right statistical technique for the question, whether it be ethnographic or structural equations modeling. Before he comes to work each day, while he's there, and after he goes home, Jeff is the father to two and partner to one.