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Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Department Chair


210.458.3141
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.3141
Email

Room

MNT 2.270D

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Health disparities
  • Maternal and child health
  • Biomarkers and premature aging
  • Segregation and health
  • Breastfeeding and duration and initiation
  • Spatial inequality
  • Latinos in higher education
Education
  • Ph.D., Rural Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Arkansas, 2003
  • M.A., Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
  • B.A., Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, 2001
Faculty
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy


210.458.2880
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professor & Dean, College of Public Policy

Phone Number
210.458.2880
Email

Room

DB 4.110C

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic trends
  • Minority groups
  • Inequality
  • Sociology of Latina/os
  • Immigration
  • Social justice and human rights
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1986
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1984
  • B.S.W., Social Work, Pan American University, 1981
Ying Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.3165
Ying Huang, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3165
Email

Room

MNT 2.270L

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Urban sociology, social stratification, and population health
  • Variation in neighborhood inequality over time and across racial/ethnic groups
  • Social, spatial, and policy interactions that produce and reproduce racial and ethnic disparities in health
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2018
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Missouri, 2012
  • Bachelor of Laws, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, 2010
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Development (IDSER), State Demographer


210.458.6530
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Development (IDSER), State Demographer

Phone Number
210.458.6530
Email

Room

MNT 4.470C

Department

Demography

Research Interests
  • Demography and demographic methods
  • Epidemiology
  • Suicide, violence, and mental health
  • Demographics of water and energy consumption
Education
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1993
  • Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
  • M.S., Education, University of Houston Clear Lake, 1981
  • B.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1979
Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.3100
Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3100
Email

Room

MNT 2.270K

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Social demography
  • International migration
  • Education and social mobility
  • Demography of the life course
  • Remittances and household economy
  • Marriage and family formation
  • Quantitative and mixed methods
Education
  • Postdoc Office of Population Research, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University, 2011
  • M.A., Sociology, Brown University, 2007
  • B.A., International Relations, El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico, 2003
Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3149
Joachim Singelmann, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3149
Email

Room

MNT 2.270J

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Race relations
  • Economic development
  • Post-socialist transformations
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas, 1974
  • M.A., Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas, 1971
  • Universität Hamburg, 1969
  • Abitur, Hamburg, 1966
Corey Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.3166
Corey Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.3166
Email

Room

MNT 2.270C

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Statistical methodology
  • Survey research
  • Food insecurity
  • Health disparities
  • Spatial analysis
Education
  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • M.A., Anthropology, Statistics minor, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Tennessee, 1998
Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3140
Rene Zenteno, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3140
Email

Room

MNT 4.450B

Department

Demography

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Research Interests
  • Social and demographic change
  • International migration and social inequality with a focus on Mexico
  • US – Mexican migration
  • Mexican immigrant incorporation
  • Immigration policy
Education
  • Postdoc Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
  • Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • M.A., Demography, El Colegio de México, 1988
  • B.A., Communications, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 1982
Staff
Gidget Vasquez

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.3163
Gidget Vasquez
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.3163
Email

Room

MNT 2.270

Department

Demography