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Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Administration and Professor, Demography


210.458.3141
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Administration and Professor, Demography

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
Department Chairs
Kara Joyner, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Demography


Kara Joyner, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair and Professor, Demography

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Department

Demography

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Faculty
Ying Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Demography


210.458.3165
Ying Huang, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Demography

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
Kara Joyner, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Demography


Kara Joyner, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair and Professor, Demography

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Department

Demography

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Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

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


210.458.6530
Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Director, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER), Texas 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
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.3163
Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.3163
Email

Room

DB 4.230

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
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
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Administration and Professor, Demography


210.458.3141
Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Administration and Professor, Demography

Phone Number
210.458.3141
Email

Room

MNT 2.270D

Department

Demography

Downloads
< J. Sparks CV
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
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

VACANCY: Urban and Regional Planning - Assistant Professor
Urban and Regional Planning - Assistant Professor

The Urban and Regional Planning (URP) Graduate Program in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2021. The successful candidate will be active in the field of urban data analytics, with an emphasis on smart and connected cities and infrastructure. This faculty member will join a rapidly growing group of transdisciplinary scholars at UTSA who are committed to the broad field of data science. The position will further provide an opportunity to help launch an Urban Science Institute and to collaborate with scholars from the recently established UTSA School of Data Science. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


Department of Demography

Phone: 210-458-3149
Fax: 210-458-3164
Location: MNT 2.270
The University of Texas at San Antonio
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San Antonio, TX 78249-1644