Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California and Director of the Southern California Population Research Center

Dr. Casper has published extensively in the areas of families and households, work and family, cohabitation, fatherhood, child care, voting and demographic methods. She is co-editor of the books Work, Family, Health, and Well-being (2005, Erlbaum) and The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research (2006, Erlbaum). Dr. Casper is recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2002 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for outstanding scholarship in social demography for her book Continuity and Change in the American Family.  Her work appears in such journals as The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Demography, Family Planning Perspectives, The Journal of Family Issues, The Journal of Marriage and the Family and Social Biology. From 2000-2005, Dr. Casper was health scientist administrator and demographer at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) where she built new research programs in work, family, health and well-being and explaining family change and variation, and initiated the NICHD Mentored Research Scientist Award in Population Research. Dr. Casper currently serves as president of the Association of Population Centers. She served as secretary-treasurer of the Population Association of America from 2003-2005 and on the boards of the Population Association of America and the sociology of population section of the American Sociological Association.