Andrew Grogan-Kaylor

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work


Professor Grogan-Kaylor’s current research focuses on the way in which parenting behaviors, like the use of physical punishment, or parental expressions of emotional warmth and support, have an effect on child outcomes like aggression, antisocial behavior, anxiety, depression, and children’s thinking about violence. He is interested in how these dynamics play out across contexts, neighborhoods, and cultures. A lot of his work is done with international samples. In his work he uses advanced statistical models, like multilevel models and some econometric models, and software like Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS, to examine things like growth and change over time, or community, school or parent effects on children and families.  He has worked on developing interventions for underserved populations, particularly among people for whom Spanish is their primary language, and much of his current work is focused on evaluating interventions for underserved and Spanish speaking populations.

Grogan-Kaylor currently works on the evaluation of interventions for women and children affected by intimate partner violence. Many of these families are in poverty. He has also worked on poverty related evaluations with the William Davidson Institute’s Performance Measurement Initiative.

Ph.D., M.S., and B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. Union Theological Seminary;