News & Events 2010

The BGSU Department of Sociology's research, disseminated as working papers, publications, and presentations, often garners media attention. Additionally, faculty, students, and staff participate in conferences, workshops, and seminars across the country, sharing policy-relevant research on American families with practitioners, fellow researchers, and policymakers.
Al DeMaris earns second Hugo Beigel Award for outstanding empirical article

In Fall 2010, Al DeMaris earned the Hugo Beigel Award for the most outstanding empirical paper published in the Journal of Sex Research. The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality funds the award which includes an honorarium and a guest invitation to attend the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meetings where a Certificate of Research Excellence will be awarded at a luncheon. During his career, Al has submitted only twice to this high impact journal, but each time he published and won this Hugo Beigel Award! The following are his award-winning papers:

  • DeMaris, Alfred. (2009). “Distal and Proximal Influences on the Risk of Extramarital Sex: A Prospective Study of Longer-Duration Marriages.” Journal of Sex Research, 46, 597 – 607.
  • DeMaris, Alfred. (1997). "Elevated Sexual Activity in Violent Marriages: Hypersexuality or Sexual Extortion?" Journal of Sex Research 34: 361 – 373.
We are delighted to report that Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Kutztown University, and Matthew VanEseltine, the Pennsylvania State University, will join our Sociology faculty in Fall 2011. They will enhance our demography, family, criminology and methods strengths!
Gary Lee honored by National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Gary Lee was awarded the designation of 2010 NCFR Fellow. Fellow status in the NCFR is an honor awarded to relatively few living members of NCFR who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of the family in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach or professional service.

Congratulations to Susan Brown

Susan Brown starts her term on the new editorial board of Demography.

BGSU Sociology Department Earns Sociologists for Women in Society Seal of Approval

During the past year, our Sociology program earned the SWS Seal of Approval for promoting gender equity in higher education. We are among the 33% of doctoral-granting programs in the United States which have at least 40% of women as faculty members.

David Maimon (The Ohio State University) and Danielle C. Kuhl (Bowling Green State University, pictured above) earned the ASA Mental Health Section’s best publication of the year award for the 2008 American Sociological Review article, “Social Control and Youth Suicidality: Situating Durkheim’s Ideas in a Multilevel Framework.”

Peggy C. Giordano, Ryan A. Schroeder and Stephen A. Cernkovich of Bowling Green State University won the James F. Short Jr. award for outstanding article for the past two years from the ASA Crime, Law and Deviance Section for their 2007 American Journal of Sociology article, “Emotions and Crime over the Life Course: A Neo-Meadian Perspective on Criminal Continuity and Change.”