Headshot of Jonathon Daw (outdoors) wearing a black and grey collared shirt.

Jonathan Kyle Daw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology


I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University. I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where I had an NIH-funded predoctoral traineeship through the Carolina Population Center. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hiking and biking, travel, reading, and most sports.

Research Interests

Racial/Ethnic disparities in kidney transplantation; U.S. extended kinship networks- structure and functions; Gene-environment interplay in adolescent health behaviors


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
  • B.A., Sociology and Government, Minor in Psychology and Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 2005