Sociology

Dr. Susan L. Brown

Associate professor of sociology
Expertise: Marriage, cohabitation, family structure, and child well-being.
Credentials: Ph.D. and master’s degree in sociology and demography from Pennsylvania State University; bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Virginia.
Office Phone: 419-372-9521
E-mail: brownsl@bgsu.edu

Dr. Stephen A. Cernkovich

Professor of sociology
Expertise: Juvenile delinquency; female delinquency; long-term consequences of early involvement in antisocial behavior; desistance from crime.
Credentials: Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.
Office Phone: 419-372-2743
Cell Phone: 419-494-4120
E-mail: scernko@bgsu.edu

Dr. Franklin Goza

Associate professor of sociology, director of demographic studies
Expertise: Demography; international migration; refugee studies; infant mortality; Brazil immigration; Somali refugees in the U.S. and Canada.
Credentials: Ph.D. in sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Rockefeller Foundation Fellow to Brazil; Senior Fulbright Fellow to Brazil; cited on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, April 2006.
Office Phone: 419-372-7256
E-mail: goza@bgsu.edu

Dr. Laura Sanchez

Associate professor of sociology
Expertise: Gender relations, gender division of labor, changing family structure, gay marriage, alternative family forms, and family demography.
Credentials: Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Office Phone: 419-372-7252
E-mail: lsanche@bgsu.edu

Dr. Zhenmei Zhang

Assistant professor of sociology
Expertise: Family demography, aging, morbidity, and mortality.
Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Nanjing University; master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy from the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing; master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology and demography from Pennsylvania State University. Has presented to the Population Association of America.
Office Phone: 419-372-8054
E-mail: zzhang@bgsu.edu