Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Jieming Chen

Professor of Sociology and Chair

Ph.D., University of Michigan –Ann Arbor, 1996

Work Experience:

Served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Chair, Department of Psychology of Sociology, Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK). Taught at Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University, China, University of Michigan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Research (ISR), the University of Michigan. Served as Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, and Research Fellow and Associate Director at the Institute for Empirical Social Science Research (IESSR), Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.  


  • Has published articles in:
    • Sociological Inquiry
    • Research on Aging
    • American Journal of Public Health
    • Journal of American Medical Association
    • Social Sciences in China
    • Journal of Chinese Sociology And others
  • Has contributed chapters on aging, social support, family change
  • Has authored two books on sociological theories and introduction to sociology

Research Interests:

  • Aging and health
  • Research methods
  • Family change
  • Social stratification

Courses Taught at TAMUK:

  • Undergraduate level:
    • Principles of Sociology
    • Pluralistic Society
    • Social Statistics for Behavioral Science
    • Marriage and Family
    • Population Problems
    • Sociology of Aging
    • Social Theory
    • Data Analysis of Social Research
  • Graduate level:
    • Seminar on Social Organization
    • Advanced Research Methods
    • Data Analysis in Social Research
    • Social Demography
    • Seminar on Social Stratification 

Family Information:

Dr. Chen and his wife, Xiangping, reside in Corpus Christi, TX. They have one daughter, Sisi, who is now a research scientist in bioengineering at Caltech, Pasadena, CA.  

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 120A
700 University Blvd., MSC 177
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Voice: 361-593-2703

Jieming Chen