Ann Meier

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2003.
  • M.S: Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, 1999.
  • B.A.: Sociology, The George Washington University, Washington D.C, 1995.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Family and Life Course
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Development
  • Gender
Courses Taught
  • Soc 1001 - Introduction of Sociology
  • Soc 1011V : Honors: Introduction to Sociology
  • FSEM 1905: Alpha Wives and Tiger Moms
  • Soc 3501 - Sociology of Family
  • Soc 3511/3511H - World Population Problems
  • Soc 4090 - Topics: Sexualities
  • Soc 8001 - Sociology as a Profession
  • Soc 8090 - Fertility, Family Planning, and Sexual Health
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Referee: American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology
  • Organizer and Chair: Session on Adolescent Fertility, Meeting of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN , April 2003
  • Chair: Session of the Changing Face of Adolescence, Meeting of the Americna Sociological Association, Anaheim, CA , August 2001
  • Member: American Sociological Association; Section memberships: population and children and youth , 1994
  • Member: Population Association of America , 1997
  • Membership Committee: Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mentor: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Member, Study Group Committee of Society for Research on Adolescence: decide which study groups to support for research pursuits
  • Member: Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Member: National Council on Family Relations


  • “Adolescent Sexual Activity and Well-Being.” This project examines the effects of early sexual activity on a number of domains of adolescent life. A current study examines the role of friend and school norms in shaping the effects of sex on mental health, academic outcomes, and risk behaviors
  • “Families and Variation in Well-Being.” This project investigates the ways that differences within families manifest in child and parent well-being. One study finds the well-being of children from high conflict continuously married parent families is similar to those from single-parent families. Other studies examine the links between family dinners and well-being, parenting and subjective well-being, parental work adjustment after having a child, and children’s activities across the early life course
  • Vilas Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
  • Murray Research Center's Adolescent and Youth Dissertation Award from Harvard University and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2002
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Graduate Student Paper Award. Recipient for "Adolescents' Transition to First Intercourse, Religiosity and Attitudes about Sex.", 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Genevieve Gorst Herfuth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies. Recipient for "Adolescents' Transition to First Intercourse, Religiosity and Attitudes about Sex.", 2001
  • Midwest Sociological Society, Graduate Student Paper Competition Award. Recipient for "Social Capital and Academic Achievement Among Adolescents.", 1999