Graduate News


Sociology Department welcomes cohort 2022-2023

The BGSU Department of Sociology recently welcomed the cohort class of 2022-2022. The class of ten students began their fall semester with graduate student orientation.

  • Lee Brady
  • Jacob DeWitt
  • Ariel Esposito
  • Alexis Galvin
  • Gabrielle Juteau
  • Jaden Loo
  • Francesca Marino
  • Julie Skeldon
  • Sky Tillett
  • Elizabeth Zeiber
Confer and Kopf awarded grant

Congratulations to PhD students Leanne Confer and Sami Kopf, who were awarded a $25,000 grant from our Center for Justice Research to study "Recidivism and Desistance Following Employment among Individuals Previously Incarcerated in Ohio." Their faculty mentor is Tom Mowen. They will be conducting interviews in Ohio and their project runs from summer 2022 until summer 2023.

Photo of grant recipients
Left to right: Leanne Confer, Tom Mowen, and Sami Kopf
Mellencamp elected to ASA’s Section on Aging and the Life Course

Congratulations to Kagan Mellencamp, who was elected to serve as student representative for the American Sociological Association's section on Aging and the Life Course. This is a 2-year term.

photo of Kagan Mellencamp
Boman wins Outstanding Contributor to Graduation Education Award

Congratulations to Dr. John Boman, who recently won the award for Outstanding Contributor to Graduate Education (OCGE)! This Graduate Student Senate (GSS) award goes to a single faculty member who has demonstrated superlative commitment to graduate education at BGSU. Dr. Boman appears here with the graduate students who nominated him.

Left to right: Leanne Confer, Chloe Wentzlof, John Boman, and Eric Sevareid
Research awards go to Esposito and Marino

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship held its annual research awards ceremony. Two of our undergraduate sociology students were in the top 3 poster rankings—out of ~100 posters at the undergrad symposium. Ariel was in Dr. Laura Sanchez's capstone class this semester and Francesca did an honors project with Dr. Steve Demuth as mentor. Both of them joined our grad program this fall.

photo of Ariel Esposito , Dr. Steve Demuth, and Francesca Marino
Left to right: Ariel Esposito, Steve Demuth, and Francesca Marino

Updated: 08/23/2022 02:41PM