László J. Kulcsár
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2005
M.A., Sociology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, 1998
M.A., Public Administration, College of Public Administration, Budapest, Hungary, 1994
Research and Teaching Interests: Migration, Aging, Post-Socialism, Natural Resource Use
Dr. László J. Kulcsár is a Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University. His field of expertise is social demography, with a particular emphasis on migration, urbanization and regional development. He does research on population dynamics and social change in rural areas, focusing on aging and natural resource use. Dr. Kulcsár also studies the social and demographic transformation of post-socialist Eastern Europe from a historical perspective. He teaches courses on population dynamics, social gerontology, immigration and sociological methodology, and currently serves as the graduate director of the sociology program. Dr Kulcsár holds a PhD from Cornell University in development sociology (2005), and has written his dissertation on the legacy and policy effects on spatial development in Hungary and Bulgaria. His master's degrees are in sociology (ELTE, 1998) and in public administration studies (CPA, 1995), both from Hungary. Prior to his academic career he has been a consultant on various EU rural development projects, and has worked in the poll opinion industry in Hungary.