PhD Iowa State University 1997

MS Iowa State University 1993

BA Hebei University, China 1986

Academic interests

International/comparative criminology, juvenile delinquency in China, criminological theories, family and adolescent development


Criminology (Soc R345), Control of Crime (Soc R346), Victimology (Soc R349), Introduction to Sociology (Soc R100), Sociology Summer Study-Abroad Program in China (Soc R495//R697)


  • Research grants from IUPUI, IU Bloomington, and IU School of Liberal Arts (2000-2010)
  • Service Learning Assistant Scholarships from the Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI (2003–2013)
  • Grant from the Lingnan Foundation for joint study-abroad program of IUPUI and SYSU (2012)
  • IUPUI Favorite Professors by Intercollegiate Athletics Department (2008, 2011, 2014)
  • Nominee, the Susan Buck Sutton Award for Study Abroad (2012, 2014)


Articles in journals: Youth and Society, Sociological Focus, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Child Development, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Rural Sociology, Asian Journal of Criminology


  • Member, Editorial Board of Marriage and Family Review
  • Member, Membership Committee of American Society of Criminology

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