Faculty Profile

Ronald Kwon

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Sociology
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of California Riverside, 2018.
Major: Sociology
MA, University of California Riverside, 2013.
Major: Sociology
MA, University of California Irvine, 2010.
Major: Demography
BA, University of California Riverside, 2006.
Major: Economics and Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

SOCI 4630.001, Deviance and Control, Spring 2023
SOCI 5260.003, Topics in Sociology, Spring 2023
SOCI 2070.001, Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations, Fall 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 4900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2022
SOCI 6900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2022
SOCI 4750.001, World Population Trends and Problems, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SOCI 4750.900, World Population Trends and Problems, Summer 5W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4630.001, Deviance and Control, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4580.001, Immigration and Race in Contemporary US, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 6900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2022
SOCI 2070.001, Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4750.001, World Population Trends and Problems, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4750.900, World Population Trends and Problems, Summer 5W2 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 6401.002, Comparative and Global Sociology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 5260.002, Topics in Sociology, Spring 2021 SPOT
SOCI 5260.602, Topics in Sociology, Spring 2021 SPOT
SOCI 4750.900, World Population Trends and Problems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4750.950, World Population Trends and Problems, Spring 2021 SPOT
SOCI 4580.001, Immigration and Race in Contemporary US, Fall 2020 SPOT
SOCI 4750.001, World Population Trends and Problems, Fall 2020 SPOT
SOCI 2070.001, Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations, Spring 2020
SOCI 4260.001, Topics in Sociology, Spring 2020
SOCI 6302.001, Advanced Statistics Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling in Sociology, Fall 2019 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Brint, S., Kwon, R., Apkarian, J. (2018). Chapter 5: Multiplying Status Locations. Two Cheers for Higher Education: Why American Universities are Stronger Than Ever—and How to Meet the Challenges they Face.. Princeton University Press.
Journal Article
Kwon, R., Scarborough, W., Faglie, T. (2022). Exclusionary attitudes toward immigrants: Globalization and configurations of ascribed and achieved status across 14 European countries. The International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 63(4), 155-183.
Kwon, R., Scarborough, W., Taylor, C. (2022). Multidimensional Attitudes: Homonationalist and Selective Tolerance Toward Homosexuality and Muslim Migration across 21 Countries. Ethnicities.
Scarborough, W., Pepin, J. R., Lambouths III, D. L., Kwon, R., Monasterio, R. (2021). The Intersection of Racial and Gender Attitudes, 1977 through 2018. American Sociological Review. 86(5), 823-855. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00031224211033582?journalCode=asra
Curran, M., Cready, C., Kwon, R. (2021). The Shifting Rules of the Game: Healthcare Systems and Cross-National Attitudes about Healthcare Provision. The International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 62(4), 311-348. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Sage.
Scarborough, W. J., Sobering, K. E., Kwon, R., Mumtaz, M. (2021). The Costs of Occupational Gender Segregation in High-Tech Growth and Productivity Across U.S. Local Labor Markets. Socio-Economic Review. https://academic.oup.com/ser/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ser/mwab036/6318727?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Kwon, R., McCaffree, K. (2021). Muslim religious accommodations in Western Europe: Do multicultural policies impact religiosity levels among Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics?. International Migration. 59(1), 215-240. UN Migration.
Roberts, A., Kwon, R. (2021). The interplay of female empowerment and subjective beliefs about women: A multi-level analysis of 35 countries.. The International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 62(1), 3-31. The International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Sage.
Kwon, R., Mccaffree, k., Taylor, C. (2020). The Impact of Muslim Religious Accommodations on Subjective Well-Being Among Christian Majorities and Nonattendees: Evidence from the European Social Survey, 2002–2008. Social Science Quarterly. 101(4), 1552-1571. Wiley and Blackwell.
Kwon, R., Brint, S., Curwin, K., Cantwell, A. (2020). Cocurricular learning at research universities: Results from the SERU survey.. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 57(1), 90-112. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Thomson Reuters. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19496591.2019.1644118
Kwon, R., Flores, B., Yonamine, H. (2018). Spatial segregation and the impact of linguistic multicultural policies within the United States.. The International Journal of Migration and Integration. 19(2), 213-232. The International Journal of Migration and Integration, Springer. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12134-018-0547-3
Kwon, R., Hughes, E. (2018). Multiculturalist policies in an age of immigration: Do multicultural policies influence negative immigrant attitudes towards homosexuality?. Ethnicities. 18(5), 655-691. Ethnicities, Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1468796817752013
Kwon, R., Kposowa, A. (2017). Shifting racial hierarchies: An analysis of residential segregation among multi-racial and mono-racial groups in the United States. Population Studies. 71(1), 83-99. Population Studies, Taylor and Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324728.2016.1254813
Kwon, R., Mahutga, M., Admire, A. (2017). Promoting patriarchy or dual equality? Multiculturalism and the immigrant household division of labor. Sociological Quarterly. 58(3), 373-404. Sociological Quarterly, Routledge. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00380253.2017.1331416
Mahutga, M., Roberts, A., Kwon, R. (2017). The globalization of production and income inequality in rich democracies. Social Forces. 96(1), 181-214. Social Forces, Oxford University Press. https://academic.oup.com/sf/article-abstract/96/1/181/3854693?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Kwon, R., Curran, M. (2016). Immigration and support for redistributive social policy: Does multiculturalism matter?. The International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 57(6), 375-400. The International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020715216685767
Kwon, R., Admire, A., Vito, C. (2015). Declining fertility in two Koreas: The demographic implications for a Korean reunification.. The Korea Journal. 55(4), 85-110. The Korea Journal, Korean National Commission. https://www.ekoreajournal.net/issue/view_pop.htm?Idx=3717
Research Report
Sobering, K., Scarborough, W. J., Kwon, R. C., Mumtaz, M. (2021). Can Gender Equality Spur Tech Growth?. Gender Policy Report. University of Minnesota. https://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/can-gender-equality-spur-tech-growth/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Ho, P. (Principal), Kwon, R. C. (Co-Principal), Painter, M. (Co-Principal), "Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on the Texas Refugee, Migrant, and Immigrant Population," University of North Texas, $2100 Funded. (2021 – Present).
Kwon, R. (Principal), "Exclusionary Attitudes towards Immigrants: Configurations of Ascribed and Achieved Status across 23 European Countries," Sponsored by University of North Texas, Local, $5000 Funded. (November 23, 2020September 30, 2021).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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