Phil Cowan

Job title: 
Professor Emeritus, and Professor of the Academy
College of Letters & Science, Social Sciences

My academic interest is in identifying risk and protective factors affecting families with young children, and in designing and evaluating interventions to reduce risks and enhance family resilience. Together with Carolyn Cowan and Sheldon Zedeck, I am also involved in creating workshops to help faculty and their partners to think about their transition to retirement. With Ken Polse I have become involved in working with students about health care policies, especially as they affect families.