Rob Crosnoe is the Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also has appointments in the Population Research Center and Department of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Carolina Population Center and the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studies the connections among education, health, and psychosocial development from childhood through young adulthood and how these connections contribute to socioeconomic and immigration-related inequalities in U.S. schools.

Dr. Crosnoe’s research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, and National Institute of Justice as well as from the William T. Grant Scholars Program and the Foundation for Child Development Changing Faces of American Children Scholars Program. Dr. Crosnoe is also a member of several research groups, including the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, the Interdisciplinary Collaborative for the Study of Development in Context, and the Institute of Medicine Study Group on Young Adult Health and Safety, and he is the Deputy Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family and serves on the governing boards of the Society for Research in Child Development and the Council on Contemporary Families.