Sociology Professor Featured in Documentary

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dr. Kristin Park, Westminster College associate professor of sociology, has a role in the documentary film The Childless by Choice Project.

"I was interviewed by filmmaker Laura Scott in 2005 about the findings of my published research on voluntary childlessness," Park said.  "I served as an academic consultant throughout the project by reviewing survey and interview questions and making recommendations for marketing the project to educators."

Park's research is cited many times in the companion book Two is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice

The film will be available on home video, in a limited number of art house and home screenings, and in collections of educational institutions.

Park, who has been with Westminster since 1993, earned an undergraduate degree from Colgate University and master's certificate in Latin American Studies, master's, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Park at (724) 946-7251 or email kpark@westminster.edu for additional information.  Visit www.childlessbychoiceproject.com for more information about the project.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


Dr. Kristin Park