Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Soyoung Kwon, Graduate Coordinator

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012  

 Before TAMUK:

Taught at Purdue University in Indiana and Haverford College in Philadelphia.

Worked as a senior researcher at Gunhong Research Corp. in Beijing, China.


      Has published articles in:

·Journal of Health and Social Behavior

·Journal of Mathematical Sociology

·Sociological Perspectives

·Journal of Aging and Health

·Social Science & Medicine-Population Health

·Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

·The Social Science Journal

·AIMS Public Health

·Sociological Focus

·Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

·Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences

·Journal of Aging and Health


·Research in Higher Education Journal

·Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

·The Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods.

Research interests:

  • Health/Health Disparities; Social Stratification and Inequality; Life-course and Aging; Quantitative Methods

Courses taught at TAMUK:

  • Statistics for Behavior Sciences                                       
  • Principles of Sociology  
  • Medical Sociology
  • Health Psychology

 Family Information:

Dr. Kwon and her husband, who is also a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at TAMUK, have two sons and live in Kingsville.

Soyoung Kwon, Graduate Coordinator