Carolyn Tubbs, Ph.D., is a family social scientist with graduate degrees in Child/Human Development and Family Studies. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Family Research Consortium III (2000-2004) and a research scientist at Penn State University for Welfare, Children and Families: A Three City-Study, a multi-site ethnographic study on welfare reform.
Tubbs has worked with the National Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, as well as served on the board on the Council for Contemporary Families. She has examined family stability, rituals, and dynamics parenting in low-income families. Her research interests include qualitative research methodology, shared parenting among couples with a history of intimate partner violence, and parenting in low-income populations.