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Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor

Associate Professor of Social Work

Andrew Grogan-Kaylor's research focuses on both basic science research, and intervention research, on children and families. Grogan-Kaylor's current research projects examine parenting behaviors, such as physical punishment, and parental expressions of emotional warmth and support, and their effects on child mental health outcomes, aggression, antisocial behavior, anxiety, depression, and children’s thinking about violence. His research looks at the dynamic interplay of parenting behaviors and their effects on child outcomes across socioeconomic contexts, neighborhoods, and cultures. Professor Grogan-Kaylor is the co-author of the most complete analysis to date of the outcomes associated with spanking: "Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses."  Grogan-Kaylor uses both U.S. based, and international samples; advanced statistical modeling such as multilevel models and econometric methods; and Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS.  Much of his work involves working with populations for whom Spanish is the primary language.

Research Interests/Focus

Interventions with children and families; parenting behaviors and their effects on child outcomes; the dynamic relationships of family, neighborhood, and school indicators with child socio-behavioral outcomes; community antecedents of poor parenting; employing advanced statistical models for longitudinal and multilevel data analysis; meta-analysis, econometric modeling, Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS.; data visualization.    


Year Degree   School
2000 PhD Social Welfare University of Wisconsin, Madison
1996 MSSW Social Work University of Wisconsin, Madison
1993 MA Theology & Ethics Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
1987 BA Cultural Anthropology University of Wisconsin, Madison


Fall 2018

Topics in Social Work SW513

Instructor: Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor
Topic: Using Data as a Tool for Social Justice: Interpretation, visualization and data mapping skills for working with communities
Time: Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBA
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Statistics in Policy Analysis and Evaluation SW673

Instructor: Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor
Time: Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA

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