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Pat Fagan

Senior Fellow and Director, MARRI


Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D. in Dip. Psych, is Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), a social science institute studying the impact of marriage, family and religion on children, adults and society in general. A native of Ireland, Fagan began as a grade school teacher in Cork, Ireland before becoming a psychologist practicing in Canada. In the mid 1980’s Fagan moved from clinical work into public policy and discourse to focus on family issues. He began at the Free Congress Foundation, later worked with Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, and was ultimately appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy at HHS under President George H.W. Bush. Fagan served as the Senior Fellow in family and culture issues at the Heritage Foundation for 13 years before moving to the Family Research Council and founding MARRI.

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