Training Faculty

Interdisciplinary demographic training and research at CDE is supported by a longstanding ethos of collaborative research across departments or colleges  at UW–Madison.

CDE’s training faculty consists of a diverse and highly productive collection of population scholars from 21 different departments on campus. The training faculty’s diverse array of disciplinary backgrounds expose predoctoral students to multiple substantive areas and methodological approaches within population research.

All training faculty participate in the demography training program by offering instruction relevant to the training mission and advising, mentoring and serving on trainees’ dissertation committees.

Additionally, training faculty lead large-scale, funded research projects that support trainees as research assistants and collaborators. Training faculty members are highly productive researchers with active funding support. Check out some of their ongoing research projects here.

Bradford Barham

Position title: Emeritus Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Lawrence M. Berger

Position title: Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Social Sciences, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Social Work

Max Besbris

Position title: Associate Professor, Sociology

Marcy Carlson

Position title: Sewell-Bascom Professor, Sociology

Katherine J. Curtis

Position title: Professor, Community & Environmental Sociology

Marah Curtis

Position title: Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Social Work

Maureen Durkin

Position title: Professor of Population Health Sciences; Pediatrics

Christine Durrance

Position title: Associate Professor, Public Affairs

Jennifer Dykema

Position title: Associate Professor, Sociology; Faculty Director of the UW Survey Center

Felix Elwert

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Corinne Engelman

Position title: Professor, Population Health Sciences

Michal Engelman

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Jason Fletcher

Position title: Professor, Public Affairs; Population Health Sciences

Ted Gerber

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Monica Grant

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Tiffany Green

Position title: Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences; Obstetrics & Gynecology

Eric Grodsky

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Position title: Professor, Human Development & Family Studies and the La Follette School of Public Affairs

Jenny Higgins

Position title: Bissell Professor of Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity

Mosi Adesina Ifatunji

Position title: Assistant Professor, African American Studies; Sociology

David Kaplan

Position title: Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods, Educational Psychology

John Kennan

Position title: Professor, Economics

Michael Light

Position title: Professor, Sociology; Chican@/Latin@ Studies

Katherine Magnuson

Position title: Professor, Social Work

Michael Massoglia

Position title: Professor, Sociology

John Mullahy

Position title: Professor, Population Health Sciences

Jenna Nobles

Position title: CDE Director; Professor, Sociology

Alejandra Ros Pilarz

Position title: Assistant Professor, Social Work

Stephanie Robert

Position title: Professor, Social Work

Laura Schechter

Position title: Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics

Lauren Schmitz

Position title: Assistant Professor, Public Affairs

Christine Schwartz

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Timothy M. Smeeding

Position title: Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs & Economics, Hilldale Professor Emeritus

Jeffrey Smith

Position title: Paul T. Heyne Distinguished Chair in Economics

Christopher Taber

Position title: Professor, Economics

Matthew Wiswall

Position title: Professor, Economics