Dr. Steve SwinfordSteve Swinford is an associate professor for the department of sociology and anthropology at Montana State University.  He has worked as a research associate for MOST of Us since the fall of 2008 and has produced over 10 of the organizations Key Findings Reports.  Steve received his B. A. in Sociology from Marian College in 1991, his M.A. in Sociology from Bowling Green State University in 1994, as well as his Ph.D. in sociology from Bowling Green State University in 1996.  Steve was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009 for the College of Letters and Science at Montana State University as well as contributed to “Resource Material for Teaching about Family Violence” with the American Sociological Association in 1998 and 2002. His publications include:

Swinford, S. P., DeMaris, A., Cernkovich, S. A., & Giordano, P. C. (2000). Harsh physical discipline in childhood and violence in later romantic involvements: The mediating role of problem behaviors. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 62, 508-519.

Giordano, P. C., Cernkovich, S. A., Groat, H. T., Pugh, M. D., & Swinford, S. P. (1998). The quality of adolescent friendships: Long term effects. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 39, 55-71.

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