Dr. Winsborough, who went by Hal, arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967, where he was an associate professor in the Department of Sociology charged with the creation of a demographic research center. Hal succeeded in securing funding from the NIH, the Center for Demography and Ecology was born — and the rest, as they say, is history.
This memorial resolution provides an overview of Dr. Winsborough’s impact in both the UW-Madison Department of Sociology and the field of sociology at large.
Here at CDE, we cannot overstate what we owe to Hal. His vision laid the foundation for CDE to last, and here we are 53 years later, still going strong.