Kathryn Harden Biography

Kathryn Paige Harden is an America-based psychologist and behavior geneticist who works as a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She has also been the leader of the Developmental Behavior Genetics Lab and the co-director of the Texas Twin Project. She has also worked as a faculty Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin.

Early Life

Kathryn Harden was born in 1989 and she is 32 years old although her exact date of birth isn’t available. Along with her younger brother Micah, she was brought up in a very conservative environment in Tennessee. Her paternal grandparents used to work as farmers and pipeline workers in Texas. Her father used to work as a pilot in the U.S. Navy who later got himself transferred to FedEx. Kathryn was very good in her studies since her childhood age. She earned a scholarship from Furman University where she also worked in a lab and made rodent genetics research. She attained her graduation degree in B.S. in Psychology. Later, she earned M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology for which she went to the University of Virginia in 2005 and later in 2009 respectively.

Kathryn Harden Career

In 2018, she got herself published in the New York Times while arguing that “genetics research on human individual differences is compatible with progressive and egalitarian social goals”. She has studied the development of mental health, reproductive behavior in the age of adolescence, cognitive behavior, and how these developments are related to the genome. Recently in September 2021, she has published her book named The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality.

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Harden has been famous for making many types of research. She has focused on the use of genetics and understanding the differences in the child and during adolescent development. Kathryn has published many papers based on the psychological consequences of early puberty and at the age of sexual intercourse. She has received an honor from American Psychological Association for her scientific contribution to psychology in 2017.

Kathryn Harden Biography

Real Name Kathryn Paige Harden
Birth Date 1989
Age (as of 2021) 32 Years
Birth Place New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Psychologist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Shoe Size 6.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Stephen W. Harden
Mother Patti L. Harden
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College University of Virginia, Furman University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Husband Elliot Tucker-Drob (2010–2017)
Children Two

Personal life

Kathryn and Elliot Max Tucker-Drob got married in 2010 at the Colonnade Club. Both were assistant professors at the University of Texas in Austin. They together met each other in Virginia from where they both received a degree in Ph.D. in clinical psychology. At the time when they got married, Kathryn was 28 years old and Elliot Max Tucker-Drob was 27. The bride graduated from Furman University and was the daughter of Patti L. Harden and Stephen W. Harden. The bride’s father used to work as a flying captain for FedEx in Memphis and was also the president of a company named LifeWings Partners which was further involved in helping hospitals incorporating safety practices used by airlines.

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Her mother was a speech pathologist by that time. on the other hand, the bridegroom was a graduate of Cornell. He was the son of Lenore W. Tucker and Sanford L. Drob. The bridegroom’s mother was the taxation lawyer in private practice in Manhattan. His father was a forensic psychologist who was pursuing private practice in Brooklyn. He was also the faculty member of the clinical psychology doctorate program at Fielding Graduate University in Calif. Today, the pair is not supposed to be together. They both together have two children. However, it is supposed that the pair got separated in 2017 and thereafter Elliot Max Tucker-Drob married another woman named Barbara Drob.

Kathryn Harden Net Worth

Kathryn Harden is a well-known psychologist who has done a lot of researches on her own. She has been one of the successful personalities in America. Her net worth is not known till now. However, she used to earn a luxurious lifestyle for herself. She has remained a part of the faculty staff at the University of Texas in Austin. She has recently been in the news because of her interview with Eddie S. Glaude Jr. who has been part of James Smith McDonnell Distinguished University as per his Twitter account. Her efforts and discoveries with the research work have also been described in “The New Yorker”.

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  1. That is a beautiful barefoot photo in the new yorker. I wonder if she would allow herself to become 132 pounds….a gain of 11 pounds. I think she would enjoy life more if she did that. She would be just as beautiful, maybe even more.


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