The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University

Shanyang Zhao


759 Gladfelter Hall

(215) 204-7767


office hours


MWF, 10:00-11:00

    and by appointment


  • PhD, University of Maryland
  • MA, University of Missouri
  • BA, Shanghai University

areas of expertise


courses i teach

  • Sociology of Self
  • Data Analysis
  • Senior Seminar
  • Inferential & Multivariate Statistics

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My research interests cut across a number of subfields in social studies, including Internet & Human Interaction, Self-Concept & Mental Health, and Methodology & Metatheory. I like the field of sociology a lot because it is an open area that allows for the free stretch of our imagination into different domains of social inquiry. Roaming in the wonderland of sociology, we enjoy the freedom of traveling virtually anywhere our curiosity takes us to, undeterred by any signs that read "Foreign Territory."


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