Susan L. Brown

Susan L. Brown

  • Position: Distinguished Professor of Sociology
  • Phone: 419.372.9521
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PhD, Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University
MA, Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University
BA, Sociology, University of Virginia


Curriculum Vitae

Susan L. Brown is Distinguished Professor of Sociology. She also serves as Director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research and the Co-Director of the National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Her areas of expertise include family sociology and demography. Dr. Brown's research examines the implications of the rapid transformation of American family life, with a focus on union dynamics and their consequences for well-being at various stages of the life course. Much of her work examines recent changes in cohabitation, marriage, and divorce. Her research has been supported by a career development award from NICHD as well as grants from NIA. She is the author of Families in America, published by the University of California Press.

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