Brian Jory

Brian Jory

Director of Family Studies Program, Chair of Teacher Education Department

Department: Teacher Education
Phone: (770) 324-1252
Campus Box: 495019
Location: Cook 262


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Santa Clara University

Teaching Interests

  • Marriage and Family
  • Family Problems and Interventions
  • Family Life Education
  • Child and Family Policies
  • Children in Families, Communities and Cultures

Research Interests

  • I conduct research studies on the ethics of loving and being loved. I try to understand what it means to embrace responsibility in intimate relationships, radiate respect, practice fairness, be appropriately loyal, and care in ways that matter. I view love as a form of power because of the force it has on those who are loved, but also because of the way love can transform those who choose to love.

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Family Therapy Association
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • The Council on Contemporary Families