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About Jay Teachman

Jay Teachman is a professor in the Department of Sociology. He graduated from Western in 1974 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1978. Prior to returning to Western, he served on the faculties of the University of Iowa, Brown University, Old Dominion University, the University of Maryland, and Washington State University.
Professor Teachman maintains a long-standing interest in families and how families change over time. He has published a number of articles concerning topics such as divorce, remarriage, child support, and cohabitation. Dr. Teachman is Co-Principal Investigator with Professor Tedrow on several grants: "Determinants and Consequences of Military Service: 1940-1988"(PDF); “Military Service and Patterns of Marriage, Cohabitation, and Union Dissolution”(PDF); "Impact of Military Service on Health"(PDF), all funded by the National Science Foundation; and “Stimulating Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research in Population and Health” funded by the National Institute on Aging (2007, 2008).
Professor Teachman is an avid fly fisherman, who also likes to ride horses and golf.


Present Emeritus Faculty, Western Washington University Western Expert
Present Professor, Western Washington University Department of Sociology

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Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Arntzen Hall 505
Phone: (360) 650-7214
Fax: 360-650-7295


Books (2)

Contributions to Books (22)

Articles (40)