Dr. Wan-Ning Bao
APAFSC Latent Board Member
Dr. Wan-Ning Bao is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at IUPUI. She received her Ph.D. in Iowa State University (ISU) in 1997 and was a post-doctoral research associate at the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research at ISU. She has publications in American top journals such as Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Marriage and the Family, and Child Development. She joined the Sociology faculty at IUPUI in 1999. She was Director of China Studies Workgroup at the Institute for Research on Social Issues in the School of Liberal Arts and is a member of the East Asian Studies Center of Indiana University. She has served on the Editorial Board of Marriage and Family Review, and the Membership Committee of the American Society of Criminology. As a pioneer effort, her research applies Western criminological theories in study of juvenile delinquency in China. Using the data she collected in China, she has published articles in major American journals such as International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Youth and Society, and Sociological Focus. She has taught service learning classes since 2002 and one of the service learning projects was chosen for a PBS documentary film highlighting service learning of urban universities in the U.S. She has been selected twice as an IUPUI Favorite Professor. She developed a joint summer study-abroad program in Sociology at IUPUI and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, and has been a recipient of an award from the Lingnan Foundation for the program (http://newscenter.iupui.edu/index.php?id=5721).