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Jihong (Solomon) Zhao


  • Ph.D. Political Science, Washington State University (1994)
  • M.A. Criminal Justice, Washington State University (1990)
  • University Diploma (B.A. equivalent), Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai, China (1986)


Office: CJ Hotel Building 226
Phone: (936) 294-4940


Dr. Zhao joined the faculty as Professor. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1994 and his M.A. in Criminal Justice in 1990, both from Washington State University. He taught previously at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Washington State University, and Shanghai College of Police, and served as Senior Research Analyst for the Bureau of Research, Ohio Department of Correction. He received a Fulbright award in 1987-1988 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist award in 2004. He also received the Annual Award for Distinguished Research from the University of Nebraska in 2003. Dr. Zhao has authored, co-authored, or edited three books on community policing and contemporary policing issues. He has published many manuscripts in refereed journals such as Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, and many others. He was Associate Editor for Justice Quarterly.

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