Jeffrey K. Shears


DepartmentSocial Work and Sociology



OfficeGibbs Hall
Room: 236

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Jeffrey K. Shears


Ph D: Social Work, University of Denver, 2001

MS: Educational Administration and Supervision, North Carolina A&T State University, 1994

Other: Social Work, North Carolina A&T State University, 1990

Research Interests

Fathering and quantitative research methods

Recent Publications

HURT, TERA  Shears, Jeffrey  O'CONNOR, MARGARET  HODGE, SHARON  (2017).  Married Black men's observations of fathers' teachings about husbandhood.  (1,  24,  pp. 84-101).  Personal Relationships.

Randolph, Schenita  Coakley, Tanya  Shears, Jeffrey  Thorpe, Roland  (2017).  African-American Fathers' Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Father-Son Sexual Health Communication.   Research in Nursing & Health.

Shears, Jeffrey  Kirven, Joshua  (2017).  Examining fatherhood in the black community.  Contemporary African American families   Routledge.

Portwood, Sharon  Shears, Jeffrey  Nelson, Ellissa  Thomas, Misty  (2015).  Examining the impact of family services on homeless children.  (4,  20,  pp. 480-493).  Child & Family Social Work.

Shears, Jeffrey  (2014).  Understanding key barriers to fathers' involvement in their children's lives.  (4,  35,  pp. 343-364).  Child and Youth Services Review .

Shears, Jeffrey  (2014).  Fathers’ presence as a mediator of teacher’s gender effect on self-concept in young African-American males.  (2,  17,  pp. 58-67).  NHSA Dialog.

Rowan, Diana  Shears, Jeffrey  (2011).  HIV/AIDS Course Content in CSWE-Accredited Social Work Programs: A Survey of Current Curricular Practices.  (2,  31,  pp. 119-130).  Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Portwood, Sharon  Shears, Jeffrey  Eichelberger, Christopher  Abrams, Lyndon  (2010).  An Institute for Social Capital: Enhancing Community Capacity Through Datasharing.  (2,  3,  pp. 261-273).  Child Indicators Research.

Shears, Jeffrey  (2010).  Benefits of a Male's Presence in the Classroom.  (1,  13,  pp. 66-70).  NHSA Dialog.