Building the next generation of leaders for marriage, family, and sexual integrity

Jason Carroll, Ph.D.


Dr. Jason S. Carroll is an associate professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Carroll is a nationally-recognized researcher and educator in the areas of marital intimacy, marriage readiness among young adults, the effectiveness of marriage education, and modern threats to marriage (such as pornography, delayed age at marriage, materialism, and premarital sexuality). Most recently, Dr. Carroll coauthored the study Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America with Kay Hymowitz, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Kelleen Kaye. Dr. Carroll’s work has been featured in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Psychology Today Magazine, National Public Radio, GQ Magazine, Elle Magazine, Focus on the Family, and other popular media and news outlets.

Dr. Carroll has authored over 50 scientific articles and book chapters and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. His work has appeared in leading scientific journals such as the Journal of Family Psychology, the Journal of American College Health, and the Journal of Adolescent Research. Dr. Carroll recently served as a visiting scholar and research advisor for a national media campaign on healthy marriage targeting young adults being conducted by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In 2003, Dr. Carroll was commissioned by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to help write a guiding report for the National Healthy Marriage Initiative entitled: A Comprehensive Framework for Marriage Education.

Dr. Carroll is the lead instructor of the popular Preparation for Marriage (“Marriage Prep”) course at Brigham Young University – a course that services over 1,500 students a year. Dr. Carroll has been married for 18 years and he and his wife, Stefani, are the blessed parents of five children.


-Knot Yet (Sexuality, Integrity, and University 2013)

-Friends with Benefits or the Benefit of Friends? The Fall of Friendship in the Hookup Culture and the Need for its Restoration to Relationships (Sexuality, Integrity, and University 2010)

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