Dr. Stephen A. Matthews (University of Wales-College of Cardiff), Liberal Arts Professor of Sociology, Demography, Anthropology and Geography (Courtesy School of International Affairs)
Matthews is the Faculty Director of the Applied Demography Programs (May, 2018 – present). For the past six years he has served as director of the residential dual-degree Graduate Program in Demography (60+ students, 45+ graduate faculty). He currently serves as editor of the journal, Spatial Demography and is past co-editor of Demography. He also has served on the editorial boards of several leading journals: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Health and Place, and GeoJournal and served as guest editor for several others (including, Demographic Research, Mathematical Population Studies, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and GeoForum). Matthews is trained in quantitative geography, GIS, and planning with much of his research focusing on population and health outcomes. He has been at Penn State 25 years, during which time he founded the Geographic Information Analysis Core (now the Computational and Spatial Analysis Core) and served as its director for over 17 years. Since 2005 Matthews has served on the advisory board to Penn State’s online MGIS and Certificate Program in GIS; and he is a regular capstone supervisor for the MGIS program.
Dr. Nicolás Sacco (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology and Demography and Program Coordinator, Graduate Studies in Applied Demography (APDEM), Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University. Former Postdoctoral Scholar at The Population Research Institute (PRI) (2018-19) and at the Center for Development and Regional Planning (CEDEPLAR)-Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (2017-18). He conducted research projects based at the Population Studies Center (CENEP) of Argentina.
He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Former Visiting Student Researcher in the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley (2015-17) and Ph.D. Scholar of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) and the UBA He is also a Master in Generation and Analysis of Statistical Information from the National University of Tres de Febrero and a Specialist in Social Demography from the National University of Luján. Bachelor and Advanced Teaching Training Diploma in Sociology and Visiting Lecturer of Social Demography at the UBA.
His publications, teaching and research areas include Social Demography, Social and Demographic Theory, Mortality, Fertility, Social Classes, Social Research Methodology.
Dr. Eric Baumer (University at Albany), Professor and Head of Sociology and Criminology.
Dr. Guangqing Chi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography.
Dr. Jonathan Daw (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography.
Dr. Gordon De Jong (University of Kentucky), Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Demography.
Dr. Daniel DellaPosta (Cornell University), Assistant Professor of Sociology.
Dr. Chris Fowler (University of Washington), Associate Professor of Geography and Demography.
Dr. Steven Haas (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography.
Dr. John Iceland (Brown University), Professor of Sociology and Demography.
Dr. Leif Jensen (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography.
Dr. Kevin Thomas (University of Pennsylvania), Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies.
Dr. Jennifer Van Hook (University of Texas, Austin), Professor of Sociology and Demography.
Dr. Ashton Verdery (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography.