Center for Family and Demographic Research

Dr. Kelly Balistreri

Applied demographer, Center for Family and Demographic Research
Expertise: Issues related to Ohio’s population, ranging from immigrant naturalization behavior to the health and well-being of the children of immigrants.
Credentials: Master’s degree in applied demography; Ph.D. in sociology, specialty in demography.
Office Phone: 419-372-9523

Dr. Alfred DeMaris

Professor of sociology and statistician, Center for Family and Demographic Research.
Expertise: Applied social statistics and family social psychology. Does research focusing on romantic relationships, including issues surrounding premarital cohabitation, the prediction of marital instability, and the antecedents and consequences of violence in heterosexual relationships.
Credentials: Ph.D. in sociology; master’s degree in statistics; author of two books and published in several journals.
Office Phone: 419-372-7257

Dr. Wendy Manning

Professor of sociology and director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research
Expertise: The social world of adolescent relationships; cohabitation and marriage in America; cohabitation over the life course.
Credentials: Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and numerous journal publications.
Office Phone: 419-372-2850/372-7279