Faculty Spotlight


This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.


Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.


Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.


"An Introduction to Population, Second Edition"

Assuming the student has no prior knowledge, the book begins by defining key terms and presenting a brief overview of the topic. Subsequent chapters trace demography from early civilizations to the present and examine different methods of studying population, including economic, political, psychological, and social-psychological approaches. The text covers all the important issues in fertility, mortality, and migration and concludes with an exploration of relevant laws and policies in the United States and around the world.

Authoritative an up to date, An Introduction to Population, Second Edition,is an excellent guide for students and anyone else interested in learning more about the field of demography.


  1. The Study of Population: An Introduction
  2. The Beginnings of Population Study
  3. Ways of Studying Population
  4. The Data of Demography
  5. Population Composition
  6. Migration
  7. Mortality
  8. Fertility
  9. World Population Growth
  10. Population Policies and Politics