GRADUATE FACULTY SPOTLIGHT-
Dr. Kei Nomaguchi
This is my 4th year serving as Graduate Coordinator in the Sociology PhD program, and my 2nd as Chair of the Graduate Curriculum Review Sub-Committee for Graduate Council. I enjoy working with graduate students in my seminars on Family Theory and Research, and Gender in Families, their thesis and dissertation, or my research on parenting, work-family conflict, and the well-being of parents and children. You bring so much energy and excitement, and new perspectives, to my day-to-day work!
I grew up in the Tokyo area and came to the U.S. to earn my PhD in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. When I arrived at Dulles Airport, I had no idea how unprepared I was. Without the support from my professors and fellow graduate students, I could not have made it through the intense, formative 6 years. Upon graduation, I moved to Canada to take a post-doc position at the University of Calgary and then joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University before coming to BGSU.
Twenty-five years ago, nobody imagined that I would be a professor in a small town in Ohio, happily raising a gourmet, ice-skating artist who needs a chauffeur from 5:30 a.m. (We are night owls.) “Mujo” in Japanese means nothing stays the same. Recently, as my daughter obtained her driver’s license, I suddenly found “spare” time that I had not had for the past 16 years. I decided to do something very new—I started taking ballet lessons for the first time in my life. Never say never!