Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Associate Professor of Sociology


  • 2010 - Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Maryland
  • 2007 - M.A. in Sociology, University of Maryland
  • 2002 - B.S. in Psychology (with honors), Minor in Statistics, James Madison University Harrisonburg,VA.

Research Interests

Family, Social Inequality, Health, Social Demography, Gender, Children and Youth, Life Course, Social Psychology, Research Methods.


  • American Sociological Association - Sections: Family, Children and Youth, Social Psychology
  • Population Association of America
  • Council on Contemporary Families
  • Society for Research on Adolescence

Recent Publications

Crosnoe, Robert, Sarah M. Kendig, and Aprile D. Benner. 2017. “College-Going and Trajectories of Drinking from Adolescence into Adulthood.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 58(2): 252-269.

Augustine, Jennifer, Kate Prickett, Sarah Kendig, and Robert Crosnoe. "Maternal Education and the Link Between Birth Timing and Children's School Readiness." Social Science Quarterly. Forthcoming.

Kendig, Sarah, Marybeth Mattingly, and Suzanne Bianchi. “Childhood Poverty and the Transition to Adulthood." Family Relations. Volume 63 (2), 271-286, April 2014.


Sarah Kendig joined Arkansas State University after completing a NICHD postdoctoral fellowship at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Sociology (specializing in Social Demography and Social Psychology) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research program broadly focuses on how family roles and relationships structure health and well-being across the life course in ways that reflect and reproduce inequality.