Professional Service

  • Role: Invited Expert. Entity: NAACP Legal Defense Fund the 2020-round redistricting conference. 2021 - 2021
  • Role: Invited Expert. Entity: Native American Rights Fund the 2020-round redistricting conference. 2021 - 2021
  • Member, Review Board, Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 2019-. 2019 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Behavioral and Social Sciences Assoication Review Board. 2018 - present
  • Entity: National Political Science Review reviewer. 2018 - 2018
  • Entity: Perspectives reviewer. 2018 - 2019
  • Expert Volunteer for Utah Fair Redistricting Legal Team. 2017 - 2017
  • Entity: American Political Science Review reviewer. 2014 - present
  • Entity: Sociological Methods and Research reviewer. 2014 - 2015
  • Entity: Sage Publication reviewer of book manuscript. 2014 - 2014
  • National Association for Ethnic Studies. Role: Co-Chair. Awards Committee. 2014 - 2014
  • National Association for Ethnic Studies. Board of Directors. 2013 - 2015
  • Role: Committee Member. Entity: International Conference on Urbanization and Development in China Organizing Committee. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Member. Entity: Urban Affairs Review Editorial Board. 2008 - 2010
  • Role: Board Member. Entity: Urban Affairs Review Editorial Board. 2008 - 2011
  • Role: Editorial Advisor. Entity: International Encyclopedia of Political Science, CQ Press Editorial Board. 2005 - 2011
  • Entity: Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association Urban News Editor. 2004 - 2010

Internal Service

  • Special Assistant to Associate Vice President. 2012 - 2013. service.
  • Interim Director, Ethnic Studies Program. Interim Director, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Martin Luther King Committee of University of Utah. Chair, 2012 - 2013. service.
  • University Diverse Committee, Undergraduate Studies,. Committee Member, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • University Teaching Program Committee,. Committee Member, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Political Science RPT Committee. Subcommittee Chair, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Diversity Leadership Team. Member, 2010 - 2013. service.
  • Special Assistant Director, Ethnic Studies Program. 2010 - 2011. service.
  • Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science, the University of Utah. 2009-2012. Committee Member, 2009 - 2012. service.
  • University URC Faculty Scholarly Grant Program. Reviewer, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, Political Science, 2019-2020. Chair, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Curriculum Overhaul Committee, Ethnic Studies, 2018-2019. Member, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • RPT committee. Subcommittee Chair, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • RPT committee, Political Science. Subcommittee Chair, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Executive Committee Member, Ethnic Studies. 2017 - present. service.
  • Faculty Promotion Committee Chair. 2017 - 2017. service.
  • Ad Hoc Committee in Writing for Graduate School. 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Search Committee for Associate Vice President in Diversity. 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Faculty Senate. Senate, 2015 - 2018. service.
  • Joint Faculty Search Committee, Ethnic Studies and Theatre. Chair, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 2014 - 2018. service.
  • American Politics Field. Chair, 2014 - 2018. service.
  • Junior Faculty. Mentor Designated, 2014 - 2019. service.
  • Betty Glad Research Fund Committee. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • The Search Committee for Dean of Graduate School. Member, 2013 - 2013. service.
  • Judge, College of Social and Behavior Science Research Day. 2011 - 2013. service.

Honors & Awards

  • The special report covered my contribution to the study of ranked-choice voting in America and documented my methodology, grant, and main findings concerning the 2020 presidential election. University of Utah Magazine, 2021
  • Nominee for the Career & Professional Development Center, Faculty Recognition Program, University of Utah. 2018. University of Utah, 2018
  • Winner of A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements (for publication of my book, Social Research: Integrating Mathematical Foundations and Modern Statistical Computing. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing), With commendation from the J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research. University of Utah. 2016. University of Utah, 2016
  • Distinguished Overseas Professor of Political Science (supported by Chinese National 985-Plan Program), School of Government. Nanjing University, 2012
  • TRISS Endowed Professorship for Excellence. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2007
  • Artinian Award for Professional Development. Southern Political Science Association, 2004
  • Byran Jackson Award for Best Research on Race and Ethnicity. The American Political Science Association, 1999
  • Ted Robinson Award for the Best Research in Race. Southwestern Political Science Association, 1999

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