Allison Dunne is a
consultant with GHK International, Brussels, Belgium. She joined the
UW-BHS project during her time as a visiting scholar to the UW
Department of Sociology in 2010. Allison is from Dublin, Ireland and
completed her undergraduate studies at the Queen’s University Belfast,
Northern Ireland. Allison successfully defended her PhD in May 2010 at
the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Allison's broad
research interests are in social stratification and comparative
sociology. When she is not analyzing data, Allison spends a lot of time
in the kitchen pretending to have her own cooking show and making up
Jerald Herting is a
Research Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing in the School
Nursing at the University of Washington. Jerald received his
undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, his MA from the
State University of New York at Stony Brook, and he returned to the UW
for his PhD. Jerald teaches courses on research methods and statistics,
and his research focuses on adolescent health and delinquency,
quantitative methods, the effect of social and neighborhoods contexts
on adolescent well being, and educational attainment.
Alair Maclean is an
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Washington
State University at Vancouver. Alair completed her undergraduate degree
at Reed College and her MA and PhD. at the University of Wisconsin. At
WSU-Vancouver she teaches classes in statistics, sociological methods,
and social inequality. Her research examines the effects of military
service and combat exposure on later life work and health. She plans to
use UW-BHS data to evaluate how the respondents’ lives have been
influenced by the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In her spare
time, Alair likes to spend time with her husband and 8-year old son.
She also enjoy reading novels, cooking, and swimming.
Paula Nurius is a
Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.
She received her MA and PhD in Social Work and Social Science from the
University of Michigan and she completed an MSW at the University of
Hawaii. Paula has taught courses on prevention and health promotion
research, social work methods and clinical practice, and research and
evaluation methods. Paula’s research focuses on mental health,
cumulative stress and adversity, the transition to young adulthood, and
identity and self-concept development.In her free time, Paula enjoys
cooking, competing in triathlons, and reading as a part of a book club.
Also, she is learning more than she thought possible about fashion,
facebook, and anime from her teenage daughter!
Anthony Perez is an
Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill. He received his BA from Notre Dame and his MA and PhD in
Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan. Before
accepting his current position at UNC-Chapel Hill, Anthony served as a
Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the UW-BHS project for three years.
He has taught statistics, public policy, and social economic inequality
courses. His research focuses on race and ethnic identities,
immigration, quantitative methods, and social demography.
Robert Plotnick is a
Professor of Public Affairs in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public
Affairs at the University of Washington. Additionally, he has served as
Dean of the Evans School of Public Affairs and Director of the Center
for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington.
Robert received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and
his MA and PhD. in Economics from the University of California,
Berkeley. He conducts research on the effects of poverty, childbearing,
and social policies on families and children. In his free time, Robert
enjoys attending Mariners games, listening to classical and folk music,
and bird watching.
Stewart Tolnay is a
Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of
Washington. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of
Washington. Stewart has won awards for his teaching at the UW, teaching
classes on fertility and mortality, migration, sociological methods,
and an introduction to demography and ecology. He has written multiple
books and numerous research articles that focus on historic patterns in
migration trends, mortality, educational attainment, and
race/ethnicity. In his free time, Stew is an avid reader of fiction and
non-fiction and he enjoys going on long walks with his wife, Patty, and
their three canine beasts: Hank, Merry, and Allie.