About

Dedicated to Research, Training, and Service in Demography

The central training goals of the Center for Family and Demographic Research (CDFR) are to teach students demographic methods and perspectives as well as emphasize the benefits of integrating disciplinary approaches in the analysis of social change and social problems. The Department of Sociology offers concentrations in population studies and applied demography as well as numerous undergraduate-level demography courses. The Center also places a strong emphasis on training and mentoring of affiliates, particularly junior faculty members, through faculty development awards, workshops, and working groups.

The CFDR's service function is to provide information and data services to its faculty affiliates, as well as the broader research and policy community, in order to help address pressing social problems. We are an Ohio State Data Center Affiliate and provide census data, assistance in use of the census, and local reports of population (Ohio Population News). CFDR affiliates are also engaged in major scientific leadership roles at local, regional, and national levels.

The Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University has core funding from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (P2CHD050959).

Staff:

  • Wendy Manning Director (on Faculty Improvement Leave 2019-2020 AY)
        233 Williams Hall 419-372-2850
  • Karen Guzzo Acting Director 
        212 Williams Hall 419-372-3312
  • Kelly Balistreri Acting Associate Director 
        218 Williams Hall 419-372-9523
  • Libby Allen-Dachik Grants Coordinator
        5B Williams Hall 419-372-7279
  • Kelly Balistreri Computing Core Director
        218 Williams Hall 419-372-9523
  • Paul Hemez, Research Assistant
        5H Williams Hall 419-372-3910
  • Leslie Reynolds, Research Assistant
       5J Willilams Hall 419-372-3910
  • Valerie Schweizer, Research Assistant
       5J Williams Hall 419-382-3910
  • Hsueh-Sheng Wu Social Science Data Analyst
        5D Williams Hall 419-372-3119

Executive Committee:

  • Kelly Balistreri, Sociology
  • Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Sociology
  • Wendy Manning, Sociology
  • Adam Watkins, Criminal Justice Program

Resources:

  • Colleen Boff - Library Liaison, University Libraries
  • Linda Brown - Library Liaison, University Libraries
  • Robin Euler - Grant and Contract Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
  • Joanna Lewandowski - Manager, Grants Accounting
  • Matt Haschak - Network Consultant, ITS
  • Brad Kita – Network Consultant, ITS