Jacob Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office Phone: (951)552-8961
E-mail: jhuang@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, Room 372
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-12pm/ Thursdays 9am-12pm & 1-3:30pm or by Appointment (Fall 2019)

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Sociology University of North Texas 2015
M.A. Religious Studies Tunghai University 2006
B.A. Religion Aletheia University 2002
  • Additional Education

    Graduate Certificate of Geographic Information System, University of North Texas (2014)

  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Sociology
    Social Problems
    Social Movements
    Social Gerontology
    Research Methods

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Health Behaviors and Outcomes
    Asian Immigration
    Statistics for Social Sciences
    Geographic Information System

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Selected Publications:

    Huang, J. (2018). NGOs in Asia: A case study of the Mennonite Social Welfare Foundation in Taiwan, adopted in Nongovernmental Organization Case Studies in Leadership From Around The World (2nd Edition) (Mirabella, R., Kinnell, A., and Norman, D. ed.), pp. 91-100, IA: Kendall Hunt.

    Huang, J. (2017). Influence of healthcare utilization and social characteristics on health outcomes among elderly Asian Americans: A Structural Equation Analysis, Research in the Sociology of Health Care (35), pp.211 – 230.

    Huang, J. (2017). Using Data in Service of Community Transformation, adopted in Out of Nazareth: Christ-Centered Civic Transformation in Unlikely Places (White, R. & Spees, H. ed.), pp. 244-282, CA: Urban Loft Publisher.

    Ingman, S., Wolfe, L., Amini, R., Driver, N., Ewing, C., & Huang, C. (2016). Societal Benefits and Challenges of Sustainable Buildings and their Ecosystems for Aging Populations, adopted in Analytics for Building-Scale Sustainable Ecosystems: US-China Research Perspectives (Tao, Y.X. & Jiang, Y. ed.), pp. 81-94. Redding, CT: Begell House.

    Conference Presentations (2014-present):

    “Impact of Family on Healthcare Behaviors and Health Outcomes for Asian American Elderly”, the 40th Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (PSA), Oakland, California (March 29, 2019).

    "Social Capital and Perception of Role Conflicts for College Student-Athletes" (co-presented with Samantha Woo), presented in the 2018 California Sociological Association Annual Conference, Riverside, CA (November 10, 2018).

    "The Luce Memorial Chapel and Citizen Identity in Taichung City” (co-authored with Chien-Jun Lu), presented in the 2018 International Forum on Taichungology: Fusion, Connection, and Co-Prosperity, Tunghai University, Taichung City, Taiwan (October 7, 2018).

    “Impact of Social Characteristics on Health Behaviors Between Elderly Hispanic and Asian Americans”. The 39th Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (PSA), Long Beach, California (March 31, 2018).

    “Social Construction of Institutional Health Services: Elderly Hmong Americans' Perspectives” The 38th Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (PSA), Portland, Oregon (April 9, 2017).

    “Does Healthcare Utilization Matter to Health Outcomes of Racial Minority Aging? Disparities between US-Born and Foreign-Born Elderly Asian Americans “The Association for Asian American Studies Junior Faculty Workshop 2016, Miami, Florida (April 27, 2016).

    “Institutional Healthcare Services and Health Outcomes for Foreign Born Elderly Asian Americans” The 2016 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Conference, Miami, Florida (April 28, 2016).

    “Disparities in Health and Healthcare Utilization for Elderly in the United States: Comparative Analysis between Hispanic and Asian Americans”. The 37th Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (PAS), Oakland, CA. (April 2, 2016).

    "Use of Health Care Services and Health Status among Elderly Asian Americans in the United States". American Sociological Association (ASA), San Francisco, CA. (August 18, 2014)

    "Older Asian Immigrants Perceptions of Health Care: A Mixed Methods Approach". The 94th Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas (April 18, 2014)

    "GIS Mapping of the Aged and Living Accessibility in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas". Graduate Exhibition, Toulouse Graduate School, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. (March 1, 2014)

    Invited Talks, Workshop Presentations, and Interview:

    “Essential Skills for Students with a Sociology Major on the Job Market”, How Can New Graduates Market Sociology as a Skill Set, sponsored by the Committee on Applied, Clinical, and Public Sociology, The 40th Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (PSA), Oakland, California (March 30, 2019).

    “Mental Health and Drugs in API Communities” at Asia In Fresno: A Symposium on Campus & Community Partnerships, Fresno State University, Fresno, California (April 20, 2018)

    “Career Readiness: How New Graduates Build A Career Route with Sociology Major” at the How Can New Graduates Market Sociology as a Skill Set, The 39th Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference (PSA), Long Beach, California (March 29, 2018).

    “From Nazareth to Fresno: Bring out the Good (interviewed by Katie Fries)”, Pacific Magazine, 30 (2), pp.14-15 (December 2017).

    “Religion and Health Care: A Case Study of Hmong Elderly in the United States”, Department of Religious Culture and Organization Management, Aletheia University, New Taipei City, Taiwan (May 25, 2017)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Professional Affiliation:

    Member, Committee on Practice, Applied and Clinical Sociology, Pacific Sociological Association

  • Personal Philosophy