Matthew Wright, Ph.D.

Matthew Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University. He earned his Ph.D in Sociology in 2017 from Bowling Green State University. His research, which has appeared in Journal of Marriage and Family, Journals of Gerontology, Demography, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior examines the implications of family change in later life, with a focus on marriage, divorce, and cohabitation. His current projects examine the well-being and social relationships of older cohabitors and adults who have experienced divorce after age 50. Another line of research investigates family attitudes among older adults, both in the U.S. and internationally, and how they have changed over time. Dr. Wright teaches courses on families, aging, research methods, and statistics.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6390

Office address
203B Chapell Wilson Hall


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