Profesor de Sociología y Codirector del National Marriage Project, Rutgers University. Es el exdecano de ciencias sociales y del comportamiento, y presidente del departamento de sociología y programa de posgrado, así como autor o editor de diez libros, entre ellos Disturbing the Nest: Family Chanfe and Decline in Modern Societies, and most recently War Over the Family, Life Without Father: Compelling New Evidence that Fatherhood and Marriage are indispensable for the Good of Children and Society, and Promises to Keep: Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America.