Nebraska Authors

Alan Booth

AKA: Alan James Booth

Born 1935-02-09 Dansville, NY (USA)

Died 2015-12-23
State College, PA (USA)

Places Lived

Dansville, NY
East Aurora, NY
Yellow Springs, OH
Los Angeles, CA
Lincoln, NE (1963-1991)
University Park, PA (1991-death)

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Other


Sociology; Nonfiction


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1958, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Master of Arts Degree in Education and Sociology, 1960, University of California in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Sociology Professor
Department Chair and Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Senior Researcher in the Canadian Ministry of State for Urban Affairs

Places Worked

University of British Columbia Continuing Education Department
Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Penn State University, University Park, PA


College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Faculty Scholar Medal in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Penn State University, 1995
Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Human Development, and Demography, Penn State University, 2000
American Sociological Association Family Section Distinguished Career Award, 2002


Husband of Susan Welch, political science professor on the faculty of Penn State University


Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing. with David Johnson, Paul Amato, and Stacy Rogers Silver, 2007.

Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family from 1986 to 1991
Author of more than 100 scholarly articles

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