About SSEA

SSEA Leadership

President (2019-2021):
Larry J. Nelson, Brigham Young University


Dr. Larry J. Nelson is Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. He examines factors that contribute to flourishing or floundering during emerging adulthood. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in edited books on topics including conceptions of adulthood, social withdrawal, and the role of parents and culture in the transition to adulthood. He was involved in the organization of SSEA as a member of its Founding Board. He is the editor of a series of books on emerging adulthood published by Oxford University Press. He is a devoted teacher-scholar who has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching including being rated among “The Best 300 Professors” in the United States by The Princeton Review.

To learn more about Dr. Nelson, please visit: http://fhssfaculty.byu.edu/FacultyPage.aspx?id=ljn9

Click here for a description of and call for contributions to Dr. Nelson’s series of books on emerging adulthood.
Click here for information on the first book in Dr. Nelson’s series on emerging adulthood, Emerging Adult’s Religiousness and Spirituality: Meaning-Making in an Age of Transition.