2016 Archive

PhD Candidates present research posters and papers at American Society of Criminology #ASC2016 annual meeting

Research Posters

View Marisa Baumgardner Poster
View Mallory Minter Poster
View Catherine Pape Poster
View Rachel Wolsey Poster

Research Papers

  • Christopher R. Dennison & Stephen Demuth
    • "The More You Have, The More You Lose: Criminal Justice Involvement, Ascribed Socioeconomic Status, and Achieved SES"
  • Jessica Finkeldey, Monica Longmore, Peggy Giordano, & Wendy Manning
    • "Intergenerational Effects of Parental Deviance and Incarceration"

  • Danielle Kuhl, Jessica Ziegler, Jorge Chavez, & Raymond Swisher
    • "A Gendered Look at Neighborhood Poverty, Residential Mobility, and Violent Victimization"

  • Jessica Ziegler
    • "The Cessation of Violent Victimization: A Study of Developmental and Personal Antecedents"


Wright, Brown research published in Journal of Marriage and Family

Matthew R. Wright, PhD candidate, and Professor/Chair of Sociology Susan L. Brown find today's older adults are increasingly unmarried

"Psychological Well-being Among Older Adults: The Role of Partnership Status"  

IPV research published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

"IPV perpetration experiences were reported by approximately 11–22% of respondents across the five waves of data..."

Angela M. Kaufman-Parks, PhD candidate, and Drs. Alfred DeMaris, Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, & Monica Longmore's article, "Parents and partners: Moderating and mediating influences on intimate partner violence across adolescence and young adulthood," was recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Marshal Fettro receives Distinguished Thesis award

PhD candidate Marshal Fettro is the recipient of the 2017 BGSU Distinguished Thesis Award. His thesis, “Spousal Problems and Family-to-Work Conflict: Mediating Effects of Time, Relationship, and Financial Strain,” was chaired by Kei Nomaguchi with I-Fen Lin and Wendy Manning serving as committee members.

Marshal's thesis will be submitted to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award competition as the nominee for Bowling Green State University in their Social Sciences category. A decision for that competition will be announced in the spring.  


Marshal Fettro
Doctoral candidate, SOC 2160 students partner with #BG4unity

Jessica Finkeldey, PhD student, and her SOC 2160 students recently partnered with #BG4unity to help shatter stereotypes.

PhD Candidate Jessica Finkeldey
PhD candidate Jessica Finkeldey
SOC 2160 students hold signs with statements shattering stereotypes
'Gray divorce' team's research cited in NYT

PhD candidates Matthew R. Wright and Anna M. Hammersmith and professors Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin's research was cited in The New York Times article "The Gray Gender Gap: Older Women Are Likelier to Go It Alone." The study was recently published in...

The Journals of Gerontology
"Later Life Marital Dissolution and Repartnership Status: A National Portrait"

Dennison and Swisher investigate association between education and crime

Christopher Dennison, PhD candidate, and Professor Raymond Swisher find upward educational mobility is associated with a lower likelihood of committing a crime, and downward mobility is linked to a greater likelihood.

Sue Nash (left) accepting research award
Sue Nash presents at research conference, receives award

Doctoral candidate Sue Nash presented "Motherhood, Mattering and Intimate Partner Violence among Young Adults" at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in Portsmouth, NH, July 10-12. Nash also received the Gerald T. Hotaling Memorial Student Research Award.

Grad students learn how to teach sociology in SOC 6600

Professor Laura Sanchez's Teaching Introductory Sociology course addresses a number of practical skills, such as designing a course, drafting a syllabus, constructing assignments, grading materials, and tailoring lessons to students' needs. Additionally, the course considers multiple ways to communicate an education message, evaluate course content, and develop decision-making and leadership skills.

Students enjoy some summer fun while on break from SOC 6600
Caregivers study published in The Journals of Gerontology

Anna M. Hammersmith, graduate student, and I-Fen Lin's, sociology professor, research, "Evaluative and Experienced Well-being of Caregivers of Parents and Caregivers of Children," was recently published in The Journals of Gerontology.

As for positive experienced well-being, caregivers of children rated caregiving activities as happier (4.89 vs. 4.52) and more meaningful (5.25 vs. 5.06) than caregivers of parents...
Faculty and students attend Add Health Users Conference
Past and present students
Faculty and students attend Add Health Users Conference in Bethesda, MD

The Add Health conference provides researchers who are working with data from Add Health an opportunity to share research goals, experiences, and results. It also provides an opportunity for those interested in working with the data to learn how they are currently being used by others.

  • Christopher Dennison
    • "The Rich get Richer...and So Do the Attractive? Ascribed Socioeconomic Status, Physical Attractiveness, and Achieved SES"
  • Jessica Finkeldey
    • "Parental Incarceration and Neighborhood Attainment"
  • Jessica Ziegler
    • "Trajectories of Criminal Offending: Does Timing of Transition into Parenthood Matter?"
Barbara Prince Elected Graduate Student Member for ASA and AKD

Congratulations to Barbara Prince, BGSU sociology doctoral student. Barbara has been elected Graduate Student Member of the Council for the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Teaching and Learning and was selected for a two-year term as the Graduate Student Representative for Alpha Kappa Delta's Council.

front: Laura Sanchez, Anna Hammersmith, Karen Guzzo. back: Kara Joyner, Wendy Manning, Kelly Balistreri, & Susan Brown
Anna Hammersmith Receives Adamchak Award

Congratulations to Anna M. Hammersmith, BGSU sociology doctoral student, who is the 2016 Adamchak Award recipient. Established by Donald and Susan Adamchak (former recipients of BGSU sociology PhD and Master's degrees, respectively), this award recognizes a graduate student's research excellence in demography.



Recent research presented at PAA...

Students and faculty participate in 7th Annual Charles E. Shanklin Colloquium

Several sociology students, members of the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), assisted with this year's graduate colloquium named in memory of Charles E. Shanklin. The event highlights the significant research of graduate students at BGSU.

  • Graduate Student Judges
    • Marshal Fettro (not pictured), Mallory Minter, & Gwendolyn Zugarek
  • Faculty Judges
    • Meredith Gilbertson & Monica Longmore (neither pictured)
  • Session Chair
    • Mallory Minter
  • Award Nominee
    • Chris Dennison, nominated by Dr. Raymond Swisher for Outstanding Research Assistant
  • Fall 2015 Regalia Award
    • Gwendolyn Zugarek
Chris Dennison, Jessica Finkeldey, Mallory Minter, Ray Swisher, Gwen Zugarek, & Melissa Freitag
Students organize teaching workshop

BGSU sociology graduate students organized a teaching workshop, Friday, April 8, on the BG campus. Dean J. Howard, Butler University, spoke at the one-day event.

The interactive session centered around how to get students engaged in classroom discussion. Howard encouraged graduate students and faculty to brainstorm and share their ideas, while he provided feedback. Additionally, the workshop focused on how to break the classroom norms of civil attention and consolidation of responsibility.

The workshop was organized by members of the Professional Development Committee who are listed below.

Catherine Pape, Chair; Anna Hammersmith, Barbara Prince, Jessica Finkeldey, Jessica Ziegler, Lindsey Cooper, Lydia Anderson, Marshall Neil, Marisa Baumgardner, Mitchell Gresham, and Paul Hemez  
BGSU sociology students create strong presence at PAA annual meeting
Sixteen BGSU graduate students presented research posters and papers at the Population of America (PAA) 2016 annual meeting in Washington, DC, March 31 - April 10. Three of the posters received top honors.
Bart Stykes & Wendy Manning (grad student Gwen Zugarek not pictured) -- Click image to view poster
Huijing Wu & Susan Brown -- Click image to view poster
Sarah Hayford, Karen Guzzo, Vanessa Lang, & Sarah Garver -- Click image to view poster
Graduate students volunteer during MLK Day of Service

Sociology undergrads, graduate students, and faculty joined with students and faculty from the School of Cultural and Critical Studies in an MLK Day of Service activity on Monday. The group gathered at Home Depot to paint bookcases for La Conexion de Wood County, which will donate the furniture along with children’s books to 10 Latino families. This activity is part of La Conexion’s Our Children The Future program, which is supported by the BG Community Foundation and the Bill Rowles Fund. Books were donated by the Wood County District Public Library, Grounds for Thought, and Read for Literacy.

Brown, Lin, & Hammersmith research shows gray divorced women more likely to be poor
New research by Drs. Susan Brown & I-Fen Lin & PhD student Anna Hammersmith finds 27% of gray divorced women are classified as poor.