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Yan Zhang

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Social Science-Criminal Justice, Michigan State University. Interdisciplinary cognate: Sociology. (2004)
  • M.S. Applied Statistics, Michigan State University
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • B.S. Information Science, WuHan University, China


Office: C-221
Phone: (936) 294-3034

Areas of Expertise:
Crime Mapping and Crime Analysis, Sentencing Policies and Outcomes, Policing Intervention Program Evaluation, Social Ecological Contexts of Delinquency, Crime and Victimization, Spatial Temporal Interaction of Crime


Dr. Yan Zhang joined the College as an Assistant Professor in 2004. She specializes in quantitative research methods. Dr. Zhang has published in such journals as Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, and Violence Against Women. She has received grants to study the effect of GIS systems on Policing Efficacy and the effectiveness of Texas Police Chief Leadership Programs at Sam Houston State University.

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