Scott Coltrane, Department of Sociology

Scott Coltrane
Academic Areas:
Parenting, Paternity, Stay-at-Home Dads, Family Leave, FMLA

Scott Coltrane is an academic expert in families, paternity and stay-at-home dads, with special attention given to the ways that mothers and fathers divide parenting and housework.At the University of Oregon, he is a professor emeritus in sociology. Scott is a leading voice in how the increasing level of involvement by fathers in childcare impacts traditional business models. Scott is also available to speak on the shift in organizational policies around family leave. Scott is the author of four books and more than 100 articles and chapters, and received the Distinguished Teaching Award at UC Riverside. He is also past President of the Pacific Sociological Association, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Recent Media:
Fatherhood is more visible than ever. But will dads working from home actually step up more? (The Washington Post, April 3, 2020)
More men than ever are getting paid leave. Why aren't they taking it? (Fatherly, Dec. 13, 2019)
Opinion | What ‘good’ dads get away with (The New York Times, March 4, 2019)
Signs of a truce in the mommy wars (The New York Times, Dec. 10, 2015)
Dealing with the ‘daddy track’: men face challenges going part time (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 1, 2015)
Stay-at-home dads on the rise, and many of them are poor, (National Public Radio, June 5, 2014)
The risky business of paternity leave, (The Atlantic, Dec. 29, 2013)