Alvin Thomas

Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development & Family Studies
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Alvin Thomas

Alvin Thomas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

His research focuses on the risk and protective factors for African American boys who are situated in conditions that imperil them toward negative outcomes including risk and protective factors for African American youth, paternal parenting, and father involvement in children’s therapy.

For the 2019–2020 IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University.

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Alvin Thomas's Research Interests

  • Father involvement and engagement
  • Child and adolescent well-being
  • Resilience in black families
  • Positive youth development
  • Parenting, environmental risk, and adolescent development

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