Stephanie Bohon, associate professor of sociology, has just been elected President of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA). Dr. Bohon’s term will begin in 2015-16 as president-elect, and she will serve her full term as president during 2016-17, when she will deliver her presidential address. Taking this office builds on Bohon’s successful editorship of the SDA’s academic journal, Population Research and Policy Review. Her presidency of the SDA, which was created at ORNL, corresponds with the Association’s 50th anniversary.
The Southern Demographic Association is made up of both academic researchers and others that work with policymakers from such agencies as the Census Bureau, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, as well as researchers from nonprofit organizations such as the PEW Research Centers and the Urban Institute.