W. Justin Dyer received his Ph.D. in Human and Community Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Auburn University. Following this he joined the faculty in the BYU School of Family where he taught courses on family processes and statistical methodology. He became part of the Religious Education faculty in 2015 and currently teaches the Eternal Family course (Religion C 200). His research area includes fatherhood with a particular emphasis on fathers in stressful circumstances such as fathers of children with disabilities and incarcerated fathers. His research also includes faith development in youth and how family processes influence that development. He has also written on the importance of the male-female relationship from a societal and theological perspective.