BG alumni ('12) examine prison overcrowding and incarceration
Nicole Shoenberger, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State
Behrend, and Julia Mack, Director of the Criminal Justice Program
& Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Gannon University,
were recently asked to examine Erie County incarceration and
probation/parole in relation to Day Reporting Centers. Specifically,
could the use of Day Reporting Centers in Erie County alleviate some
of the overcrowding in the prison, reduce recidivism, etc? Shoenberger
and Mack, along with two additional academics, presented on the topic
to the county board in Erie County PA.
Nine graduate students earn degrees during 289th commencement ceremony
Five graduate students earned PhDs, and four earned MA degrees during the morning commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 5. Congratulations to all of our students!
Students receiving doctoral degrees include (top photo, left to
- Matthew Wright
- Saima Bashir
- Jessica Ziegler
- Christopher Dennison
- Jessica Finkeldey
Students receiving Master of Arts degrees include (bottom photo, left to right):
- Paul Hemez
- Kyla Campbell
- Marissa Landeis
- Jennifer McMillin
Matthew Wright Receives Adamchak Award
Congratulations to PhD candidate Matthew Wright who is the 2017 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.
NYT cites Matthew Wright's #PAA2017 research
Reporting from the #PAA2017 annual meeting, The New York Times cites Matthew Wright's, PhD candidate, research presented at the #PAA2017 annual meeting. Wright's research finds cohabiters had less frequent contact with their children, and less positive relationships, than continuously married or widowed parents.
Three sociology graduate students recognized by Graduate College for
their excellence in teaching and research
Our students did us proud last night at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony.
- Jennifer Copp, PhD '14, Distinguished Dissertation Award (Peggy Giordano, chair). Copp is now an Assistant Professor at Florida State University.
- Marshal Fettro, PhD candidate Distinguished Thesis Award (Kei Nomaguchi, chair)
- Barbara F. Prince, PhD candidate, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (Kara Joyner, chair)
Anderson's new research featured in Bloomberg
Lydia Anderson, graduate research assistant, compares Boomers to Millennials using U.S. Census data from the '80s and ACS data from 2015. Her results reveal differences in how young Americans live today compared to 30 years ago.
Rachel Wolsey and seven undergraduate students inducted into
The International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), inducted graduate student Rachel L. Wolsey and seven undergraduate students during the spring 2017 ceremony. AKD President Michele-Kozimor-King delivered the keynote address.
Recruitment weekend a BiG success!
Anderson's research reveals young Americans waiting much longer to
Today, the average age for a first marriage for women is 27 years old, and for men it’s 29 years old. In major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., that age is even higher, finds Lydia Anderson, graduate research assistant.
Lydia Anderson examines poverty among Ohio's young children
"In 2014, more than a quarter (27.5%) of Ohio's young children lived in poverty."