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Dr. Kevin Wang – Associate Professor

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Education

  • 2005-2010 Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
  • 2001-2004 Specialist (post-M.S.), Information Science, Florida State University
  • 1999-2001 M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University

Academic Experience

  • 2023 – present Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, TAMU – Tarleton State University, TX.
  • 8/2017 – 2023 Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • 8/2010 – 8/2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, FL. (on leave 2015 fall)
  • 8/2005 – 5/2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant (teach independently)/Research Assistant, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Global Excellence Award — USF World.
  • 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award — University of South Florida.
  • 2021-22 Golden Apple Award (teaching) — USF Ambassadors/USF Alumni Association.
  • 2020-21 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award — Institute of International Education, U.S. Department of State
  • 2010 Graduate Research Fellowship — National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
  • 2009 Dissertation Research Grant — Office of Graduate Studies, Florida State University.
  • 2008 Harris Memorial Teaching Fellowship — College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University. 2
  • 2005-2009 College Research and Teaching Graduate Assistantship — College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University.
  • 6/2006 Travel awards to attend Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. — College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University.

Professional Employment

  • 2006–2008 Senior Research Analyst, Justice Research Center (www.thejrc.com), Tallahassee, FL.
  • 2005-2006 Data and Research Manager, Florida Network of Youth and Family Services (www.floridanetwork.org), Tallahassee, FL.
  • 2002-2005 Operational Management Consultant/Planner II, Detention Services/Bureau of Data and Research, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Tallahassee, FL.
  • 1998-1999 Research Assistant (full time), National Science Council/National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Policing, Comparative Justice, Police-Citizens Relation
  • Cybercrime, and Information Technology in Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency

Courses Offered

  • Advanced Applied Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research (graduate/assistant)
  • Applied Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (undergraduate)
  • Comparative Justice (graduate & undergraduate)
  • Comprehensive Exam & Master’s Thesis (graduate)
  • Criminology (undergraduate)
  • Cybercrime (undergraduate seminar)
  • Juvenile Justice System (graduate & undergraduate)
  • Patterns of Criminal Behavior (undergraduate)
  • Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice (graduate & undergraduate)
  • The Economy and Crime (undergraduate seminar)

Services

Professional & Community

  • 7/2023-8/2023 Reviewer, Fulbright Association
  • 6/2023 Pre-departure orientation for Visiting Fulbright Scholars and Students, Fulbright Taiwan
  • 6/2023-8/2023 Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ) – new division of ASC task force
  • 6/2023-present Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ) – Ivan Sun young scholar outstanding research award committee
  • 11/2022-present Secretary, Fulbright Association – Taiwan Interest Group
  • 9/2022-present Mentor, Mentorship Program, Fulbright Taiwan (Foundation for Scholarly Exchange)
  • 5/2022 Pre-departure orientation for Visiting Fulbright Scholars and Students, Fulbright Taiwan
  • 6/2021 Pre-departure orientation for Visiting Fulbright Scholars and Students, Fulbright Taiwan
  • 3/2020 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) – Awards Committee
  • 3/2020-11/2021 Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ), ASC – Outstanding Paper Award Committee
  • 1/2020-3/2020 National Criminal Justice Honor Society – Student Paper Award Committee
  • 8/2016-11/2016 Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ), ASC
  • Election Committee 5/2014-3/2015 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – Program Topic Committee 8/2014-5/2015 Scholarship Committee, Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) Suncoast 3/2012 Panel Judge of Pinellas County History Day 8/2001-7/2002 Chairperson, Chinese Student Association, FSU (changed to Taiwanese Student Association)

Certificates

  • 8/13/2019 Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health at USF
  • 6/2/2019-6/22/2019 Criminal Justice Institutions and Social Justice – 2019 International Fellows Program by University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • 4/13/2018 STEM High Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) at USF