Christopher Dennison earns Distinguished Dissertation Award
Christopher Dennison is the 2018 BGSU Distinguished Dissertation Award recipient for his dissertation, "Educational Mobility and Crime Throughout the Life Course." The annual award honors outstanding research at the doctoral level and promotes excellence in research and dissertation advising. Dr. Christopher Dennison is now an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo. Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Raymond Swisher was Chris' advisor. Congratulations, Chris!
Incoming cohort class of 2018-19 welcomed
Director of Graduate Studies and Professor Ray Swisher, along with current graduate students, recently welcomed the cohort class of 2018-2019 to the department. The class of 11 students began their fall semester with graduate student orientation. In addition, two of our faculty, Assistant Professors Tom Mowen and John Boman, offered the students an outstanding STATA Boot Camp workshop.
- Emily Bragg
- Lisa Carlson
- Sabrina Forte
- Ian King
- Samantha Kopf
- Cori Pryor
- Leslie Reynolds
- Valerie Schweizer
- David Snoberger
- Alyssa Vielee
- Elizabeth Woods
Graduate students earn PhD's
Three graduate students earned PhDs, during the morning commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 4. Congratulations to (photo left) Anna M. Hammersmith (middle), Marshal N. Fettro (2nd from right), & Barbara Prince (2nd from left).
Kasey Eickmeyer, doctoral student, receives Adamchak Award
We are pleased to announce that Kasey Eickmeyer is this year’s winner of the Adamchak Award for graduate student research excellence in demography. She enjoyed lunch with the demography faculty to celebrate her achievements (pictured center). Kasey will spend the summer working at the U.S. Census Bureau. She’s also doing a weeklong internship at Population Reference Bureau in Washington, DC. Way to go, Kasey!
Huijing Wu's LAT (Living Apart Together) research appears in national media outlets
Huijing Wu, graduate research assistant, presented an analysis of nearly 7,700 Wisconsin adults aged 50 and older at the Population Association of America 2018 annual meeting. Married couples accounted for 71.5% of that group, single people accounted for 20.5%, and people who were “partnered but unmarried” accounted for 8%. Of the partnered group, 39% were in LAT relationships, according to a more focused definition of this arrangement, compared with 31% who were dating (a less committed, shorter-term relationship) and 30% who were cohabiting.
Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology Susan Brown added, “It’s really remarkable that older adults are in the vanguard of family change."
Graduate students show strong presence at #PAA2018
Thirteen graduate students sole-authored or presented collaborative research at oral panels and poster sessions during the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, at the end of April.
- Maurice Anyawie
- Justina Beard
- Taylor Burroughs
- Ian Chambers
- Kasey J. Eickmeyer
- Marshal Fettro
- Anna Hammersmith Poster Winner!
- Paul Hemez
- Elizabeth S. Howe-Huist
- Yasamin Kusunoki
- Marissa Landeis
- Vanessa Wanner Lang
- Huijing WuResearch appears in national media outlets!
Eight sociology students inducted in AKD
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society, inducted six undergraduate students and two graduate students during the 2018 ceremony. AKD Vice President Melinda Messineo delivered the keynote address. The purpose of AKD is to acknowledge excellence in teaching, research, and study of sociology.
- Shira S. Smith
- Brian J. Timm
- Jenna R. Bartholomew
- Victoria E. Cope
- Liam C. Garrett
- Allison Rodenbucher
- Cortisha M. Short
- Soren T. Sondergeld
Lindsey Cooper receives 2017 Outstanding TI Award
Congratulations to PhD candidate Lindsey Cooper on her selection as recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Associate (TI) Award.
The purpose of this award is to encourage and reward excellence in undergraduate teaching and to recognize teaching assistants as valued colleagues. As a result, Cooper's nomination puts her in an elite group of teaching associates nominated for this award and even more so as one of our only two award recipients.
PRB invites Kasey Eickmeyer to participate in workshop
Congratulations to PhD student Kasey Eickmeyer who has been selected to participate in the 2018-2019 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program.
Eickmeyer will attend a week-long workshop at Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington, D.C., scheduled for June 4 - 9, 2018. Her training will be followed by a period of practical application and mentoring during the 2018-2019 academic year. Read more...
Paul Hemez selected as first-place winner of ICPSR Research Paper Competition
PhD student Paul Hemez has been selected as the first-place winner of the Master’s category of the 2018 ICPSR Research Paper Competition for his paper “Military Service and Entry into Marriage: Comparing Service Members to Civilians.”
Hemez receives $1,000, a framed certificate of accomplishment, and his paper has been published in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin and on the ICPSR Paper Competitions website. Congratulations Paul!
Andrea Krieg ('15) appointed to BGSU Young Alumni Council
Andrea Krieg, Assistant Professor at Lewis University, has joined the BGSU Young Alumni Council. The council serves as ambassadors for BGSU to all alumni, friends, family, and members of the BGSU community, but it specifically advocates for the interests of recent alumni (those who graduated within the past 0-10 years). Krieg is excited to offer a graduate student’s perspective to the committee and to give back to BGSU for her life-changing experience.