Alan James Booth, 80

Longtime NCFR member and NCFR Fellow Alan James Booth passed away on Dec. 23, 2015, at age 80, after a long illness.

Dr. Booth, whose work in sociology and family is known worldwide, was an NCFR member since 1978 and was named an NCFR Fellow as part of the first class of Fellows in 1998. He served as editor of NCFR's Journal of Marriage and Family from 1986 to 1991, and he was conference chair for the 2002 NCFR Annual Conference.

Dr. Booth's esteemed career in sociology began in 1966 when he became a member of the sociology faculty at the University of Nebraska. He joined Penn State as a sociology faculty member in 1991, and retired in 2014.

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