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Penn State offers the unique opportunity for students to earn a Graduate School awarded dual-Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography. The Demography program was ranked in the top five population science graduate training programs in the United States by the 2009 U.S. News and World Report. Multi- and inter-disciplinary learning is a hallmark of the Penn State program which offers seven dual-degrees in Demography (i.e. Sociology and Demography, Anthropology and Demography, Health Policy Administration and Demography, etc.). The program provides in-depth and systematic training with a curriculum that features a rich offering of 39 seminars in cutting-edge population science issues. The Department of Sociology has great depth in faculty mentors in Demography with 18 faculty holding dual academic rank in both Sociology and Demography.

Click here for a full description of the Graduate Program in Demography, including complete curriculum and course information along with a description of the extensive facilities and resources as well as research program emphases of the Population Research Institute.

Program Faculty

Duane Alwin

  • McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Life Course Center
dfa2@psu.edu

(814) 863-0438

Paul Amato

  • Arnold and Bette Hoffman Emeritus Professor of Family Sociology and Demography
pxa6@psu.edu

David Baker

  • Professor of Sociology, Education, and Demography
dpb4@psu.edu

(814) 863-0955

Jonathan Daw

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
jud36@psu.edu

(814) 863-0096

Gordon De Jong

  • Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Demography
dejong@psu.edu

(814) 863-2277

Francis Dodoo

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography
duf2@psu.edu

(814) 863-2240

Glenn Firebaugh

  • Roy C. Buck Professor of American Institutions, Sociology,and Demography
gaf1@psu.edu

(814) 865-5001

Michelle Frisco

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Associate & Interim Director, Population Research Institute
mlf112@psu.edu

(814) 863-5507

S. Michael Gaddis

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
mgaddis@psu.edu

(814) 863-4399

Jennifer Glick

  • Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor in Sociology
jeg115@psu.edu

(814) 863-4719

Steven Haas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography
sah49@psu.edu

(814) 867-2830

Melissa Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sociology
mah38@psu.edu

(814) 867-4337

John Iceland

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology
jdi10@psu.edu

(814) 867-2821

David Johnson

  • Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development and Family Studies
drj10@psu.edu

(814) 865-9564

Valarie King

  • Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies
  • Director, Family Demography Training Program, Population Research Institute
vek1@psu.edu

(814) 863-8716

Nancy Landale

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography
nsl3@psu.edu

(814) 863-7276

Barrett Lee

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
bal6@psu.edu

(814) 863-7430

Nancy Luke

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography
nkl10@psu.edu

(814) 865-8867

Liying Luo

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
lzl65@psu.edu

(814) 863-0147

Molly Martin

  • Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography
mam68@psu.edu

(814) 863-5508

Stephen Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • Courtesy appointment in Geography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography (Dual-Degree)
matthews@psu.edu

(814) 863-9721

R.S. Oropesa ("Sal")

  • Professor of Sociology & Demography
oropesa@psu.edu

(814) 865-1577

Kevin Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies
kjt11@psu.edu

(814) 863-2387

Jennifer Van Hook

  • Director, Population Research Institute and Professor of Sociology and Demography
jxv21@psu.edu

(814) 867-2276

Ashton Verdery

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
amv5430@psu.edu

(814) 863-5385

Scott Yabiku

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
sty105@psu.edu

(814) 863-0145

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