Jessica Cohen, PhD, recently joined the ranks of Drexel University’s faculty in the fall of 2016. She was born and raised in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, but has spent the past five years serving as assistant professor of sociology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. She is excited to have moved closer to home and looks forward to getting to know Philadelphia and the Drexel campus once more. Professor Cohen earned her PhD in sociology from Bowling Green State University, specializing in family demography, having served as a research fellow at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research. She has published in the leading sociology and interdisciplinary journals including Population Research and Policy Review, the Journal of Marriage and Family, and Social Science Research. Her research primarily uses quantitative secondary data analysis and the life course perspective to explore the contemporary courtship process, sexual debut, cohabitation, marriage and childbearing decisions of the Millennial generation. Cohen is passionate about teaching sociology and her catalogue of courses includes Introductory Statistics, Research Methods, Family Sociology and Introduction to Demography. She is inspired to promote academic excellence, professionalism and the utmost commitment to the ethical treatment of others. In achieving this goal, she encourages her students to value the process of conducting empirical research and challenges them to exercise their sociological imaginations.