Francis Dodoo

Francis Dodoo

Acting Head, African American Studies

Liberal Arts Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies


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Education:

  1. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Biography:

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Research capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Demographic and health outcomes associated with urban poverty.
  • Intergenerational transfer of norms governing the gendered stratification of sexuality.
  • The male role and the intersection of gender and power on fertility decision making.
  • Africans and other black immigrants in the United States.

Professional Awards and Achievements

  • 1988-1995 Assistant to Associate (1994) Professor of Sociology, and Director, African and Diaspora Studies (1992-1995), Tulane University
  • 1995-2001 Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director, African American Studies (1995-1998), Vanderbilt University
  • 1998-2000 Director (and Senior Fellow of the Population Council), African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi
  • 2001-2003 Professor and Chair (2002), Department of African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland
  • 2003-present Professor of Sociology and Demography, Department of Sociology and Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Grants

  • Sexual Behavior of Nairobi's Urban Poor
  • Supplement to Sexual Behavior of Nairobi's Urban Poor
  • Seed Grant on Children's Socialization, Gendered Orientations, and Sexual Behavior
  • Seed Grant Proposal on Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Demography
  • Research and Training Grant for Developing Population Studies at the University of Ghana
  • University of Ghana Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) Visiting Scholar Training Program at The Pennsylvania State. Hewlett Foundation Grant. (2007-2009)
  • Research and Training Grant for Developing Population Studies at the University of Ghana (Renewal), William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (2007-2010)
  • Gendered Social Context of Adolescent HIV Risk Behavior: Family, Peer Group, and Community Influences in Southeastern Ghana INVESTIGATORS: Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Francis Dodoo, Ashley Frost; NICHD, PENDING (2009-2014)

Professional Employment and Experience

  • 1988-1995 Assistant to Associate (1994) Professor of Sociology, and Director, African and Diaspora Studies (1992-1995), Tulane University
  • 1995-2001 Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director, African American Studies (1995-1998), Vanderbilt University
  • 1998-2000 Director (and Senior Fellow of the Population Council), African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi
  • 2001-2003 Professor and Chair (2002), Department of African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland
  • 2003-Present Professor to College of Liberal Arts Research Professor (2006) of Sociology and Demography, Department of Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003-Present Research to Senior Research Associate (2006), Population Research Institute (PRI), The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2006-Present Professor and Director, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana