Stephen Gavazzi

Stephen Gavazzi

Stephen Gavazzi

Director

gavazzi.1@osu.edu

I am Steve Gavazzi, the Director of the CHRR, as well as a professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology here at Ohio State.

As the Director, I am responsible for the overall operations of the CHRR, managing the Center’s budget and working with senior staff to ensure that resources are available and project timelines are met. I also regularly engage stakeholders – both inside of and external to the university – in service to advancing their data-driven activities.

My areas of expertise include a variety of topics within human development and family science (I am a trained marriage and family therapist), with a special emphasis on matters concerning families with adolescents. I also have a strong interest in issues surrounding higher education, including leadership, campus-community relationships, and the mission of land-grant universities. My latest book (What’s Public About Public Higher Ed? published in 2021 by Johns Hopkins University Press) was based on survey data collected using CHRR’s American Population Panel.