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Deniz Yucel

Professor • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Yucel earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University. Her teaching interests are sociology of family, sociology of adulthood, research methods, data analysis, and senior seminar. Her main research interests are sociology of family, work-family, child and youth development, and quantitative methodology. She is currently exploring flexible work arrangements in the workplace and their effects on health, family and job-related outcomes.

Other Interests

Studying languages, poetry, watching movies, reading about cinema and film critics.

Languages (other than English)

Turkish  German 


PhD Sociology, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

MA Sociology, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

BA Economics, Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH


Sociology of Family, Work and Family, Quantitative Methodology, Children and Youth

Representative Publications

Mental Health across the Life Course for Men and Women in Married, Cohabiting, and Living Apart Together Relationships; Journal of Family Issues; Volume 44, 2023

Work-Family Conflict and Partners’ Agreement on Fertility Preferences among Dual-Earner Couples: Does Women’s Employment Status Matter?; Journal of Family Issues; 2022

Representative Presentations

Caregiving demands and sleep problems among employed men and women who also care for children, disabled, or elderly family members: Do workplace characteristics matter?
Eastern Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Baltimore , MD 2023

Mental Well-Being among Working Parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Midwest Sociological Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, MN 2023

Work-Family Role Blurring and Workers’ Well-Being
Mediterranean Studies Association Annual International (Hybrid) Congress
Brno, 2023

Notable Courses Taught

Research Methodology
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Family
Sociology of Adulthood
Senior Seminar
Social Problems

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