GUANGZHEN WU portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology Department
  • Faculty Affiliate, Undergraduate Studies
  • Faculty Affiliate, Asian Studies Program

Professional Service

  • Policing: An International Journal. Editorial Advisory Board Member. 02/01/2024 - present
  • Asian Journal of Criminology. Editorial Board Member. 09/01/2022 - present
  • Asian Criminological Society. Executive Board Member. 01/01/2022 - present
  • The Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the United States. Role: Organizing the online conference; developing the meeting program. Organizing Committee Member for the 1st ACCCJ Online Conference (2020-2021). 06/01/2020 - 01/31/2021
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Role: review, accept, and arrang over 70 conference papers into panels for the annual meeting in 2019. Area Chair (police behavior and decision-making). 09/01/2018 - 11/30/2018

Internal Service

  • Criminology PhD Area Subcommittee. Member, 01/09/2023 - 12/31/2023. Department service.
  • Department’s graduate Professional Development Forum (PDF) panel on Teaching. Discussant, 11/01/2022 - 11/01/2022. Department service.
  • Student CSBS Research Day. Judge, 04/26/2022 - 04/26/2022. College service.
  • Member/Secretary of Career-line Faculty Review Committee. 08/16/2021 - 12/31/2023. Department service.
  • Member of Faculty Hiring Committee. 01/11/2021 - 12/31/2021. Department service.
  • Member of Department Graduate Committee. 07/01/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Member of Criminology Major Committee. 07/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Member of Department Undergraduate Committee. 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2020. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • Junior Scholar Award. American Sociological Association Section on Drugs and Society , 07/01/2023
  • Finalist, Superior Teaching Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 03/17/2023
  • Asian Center Faculty Travel Award. $1000. Asia Center, University of Utah, 09/22/2022
  • Research Travel Award. $2000. Asian Center, University of Utah, 10/21/2021
  • Jurnior Faculty Research Leave Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 02/11/2021

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