David Klein

Associate Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Metascience & family studies; mate selection processes; adolescent friendship networks; intergenerational relations in adults; change in husband roles; family problem-solving processes; patterns of family development; archiving history of family science


Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor and a former chair of the Department of Sociology. He has taught at Notre Dame since 1976. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta, Canada (1992) and the University of Warsaw, Poland (1999). Dr. Klein currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Marriage and the Family and Journal of Family Issues, as Consulting Editor for Sage Publications, and as Archivist for the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations.