Department of Sociology

Gabe T. Wang


Office: Raubinger 420
Phone: (973)720-3410
Office Hours: Tue 4 - 5:30 p.m., Wed 12:30 - 2 p.m., and by appointment

Department: Sociology
Position: Professor

Gabe T. Wang received his Ph.D. degree from Brigham Young University. He teaches Population and Development in Asia, Senior Seminar in Crime and Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Delinquency. Professor Wang’s research interests include cross-cultural comparative studies, population and socioeconomic development, and adolescent deviant behavior in both the United States and China.

Between 2005 and 2011, Professor Wang was the Chairperson of the Department of Sociology. From 2001 to 2005, he was director of the WPU Asian Studies Program. Between 2001 and 2004, he was a member of the U.S. Fulbright Student Selection Committee. From 1999 to 2000, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of the Chinese Political Studies in the U.S. Professor Wang has also given invited lectures on social research, population, and juvenile delinquency in several universities and research institutes in China since 1995. Supported by a Fulbright-Hay grant, Professor Wang visited many places in India with other educators from New Jersey and New York areas during the summer of 2006.

Professor Wang was recognized as an outstanding Asian-American Business and Community leader by Bergen Community College’s Asian History and Heritage Committee in 2003. In 2002, He was an honorary research fellow for the Linguistics and Cultural Research Institute at Nanjing Normal University and a guest professor of Southwestern China Normal University. In 2001, he received an undergraduate Asian Studies Program grant from the U.S Department of Education. In 1996, his paper, "Social Control and Adolescent Deviant Behavior," was given the First Award by the Chinese Sociological Association. He was a Special Research Scientist at Yunnan Social Science Academy in China between 1995 and 2000.



Student Research and Report Writing: From Topic Selection to the Complete Paper (with Keumjae Park). 2015 (West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons Limited). 

American Sociology and the Socioeconomic Development of China (Beijing: the Publishing House of the People’s University of China, 2013). 

China and the Taiwan Issue: Impending War at Taiwan Strait (Lanham: University Press of America, 2006).

China's Population: Problems, Thoughts and Policies (Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing, 1999).

A Comparative Study of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Work Values of Employees in the United States and Japan (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1996).


“The New Trend in Juvenile Delinquency in the United States.” Jiang Su Social Science 5 (2013): 104-113.

"Hiring, Evaluation and Promotion of the University Faculty Members.” The Educator (2013): 88-92.

"The Credit System in Comprehensive Universities.” The Educator (2013: 93-97.

"The Global Cultural Economic Theory and the Importance of the World Culture and Economy to the Chinese Society.” Jiang Su Social Science (2012): 93-100.

"The Hegemony in the Modern World System and the Development of China and the United States.” Jiang Su Social Science (2011): 58-63.

"The Developments and Changes of the Sociological Research Methods in the United States”. Sociology (China) (2010): 48-60.

"Sociological Research and the Development of Major Sociological Theories in the United States." Jiang Su Social Science (2010): 1:105-114.

"The Changes of Sociology Graduates and Their Employment in the United States."Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science Edition) 3 (2010):51-55.

"Positivism and the Development of the Social Sciences in China." Chinese Social Science Quarterly 29 (2009): 176-182.

“Identity Crises and Independence Drive in Taiwan.” Journal of Ideological Front, 33 (2007): 4:4-20.

"Culture and Cross-cultural Communication." Pp. 142-154 in Experiencing Another Culture ,edited by Zhen Zhou and David R. Knapp (Kunming: Yunnan People’s Publishing House, 2007).

“Advocate More Positivism in China’s Social Science Research.” Journal of Yunnan Nationalities University 23 (2006): 48-53.

"Social Distance and the 'Tipping Effect' among College Students at a Northern New Jersey University (with Korgen and Mahon)." in African Americans and Whites: Changing Relationships on College Campuses, edited by Robert Moore (Boston: University Press of America, 2006). 

“Cross-Racial Friendships and Social Distance between Racial Groups on a College Campus.” Innovative Higher Education 29 (Summer 2005): 4:291-305 (with Odell and Korgen).

"A Comparison of the Economic and Social Development in China and Taiwan.” Politics and Economics of Asia 10 (2004): 101-124.

“Diversity on College Campus Today: The Growing Need to Foster Campus Environments Capable of Countering a Possible ‘Tipping Effect.'" College Student Journal 37 (2003): 1:16-26 (with Korgen and Mahon).

"Adolescent Social Bond, Self-Control and Deviant Behavior in China.”. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 39 (2002): 1:52-68 (with Qiao et al.).

"Political Economy of the Floating Chinese Population.” Journal of Contemporary Asia. 32 (2002): 4:536-552 (with Hu and Zhou).

“Social Distance and College Students at a Northern New Jersey University.” Pp. 95-105 in The Quality and Quantity of Contact: African Americans and Whites on College Campuses, edited by Robert Moore (Boston: University Press of America, 2002). (with Korgen).

"Work Values of University Students in China and the United States.” Waiyu Xueshu Luncong (Foreign Language Academic Forum 5 (2001): 80-93 (with Zhou).

"Family and Juvenile Delinquent Behavior: The Theory and Empirical Research in the United States.” Youth Studies 4 (2000): 42-49 (with Wang).

"The Development and Unification Prospect of China with Taiwan: The Current Implication of the Three Principles of People." Pp. 117-141 in The Prospects for Cross-Taiwan Strait Development, edited by Gang Lin and Weixing Chen (Hong Kong: Asian Sciences Publishing House, 2000).

"A Comparative Study of the Values on Family and Self between American and Chinese University Students." The Journal of Ideological Front 25 (1999): 250-253 (with Zhou).

"Small Town Development and Rural Urbanization in China." Journal of Contemporary Asia. 29 (1999) 1:76-94 (with Hu).

"Social Control and Juvenile Delinquent Behavior." Pp. 140-152 in China’s Economic and Social Development and the Mission of Sociology During the 21 st Century (Liaoning: Liaoning People’s Press, 1997) (with Qiao, Zhang, Hong, and Zhang).

"Rural Urbanization." Sociology in Yunnan 31(1996) 1:1-8.

"China's Population Control Policy." China Report, 32 (1996) 2:141-158.

"Family Bonds and Adolescent Substance Use: An Ethnic Group Comparison." Pp. 463-492 in American Families: Issues in Race and Ethnicity, edited by Cardell K. Jacobson. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995) (with Bahr & Marcos).

"Traditional Thinking on Population in China." China Report 31(1995): 3:331-348.

"Social Development and Family Formation in China." Family Perspective 28 (1994): 4:283-301.

"Visible or Invisible Hand: The Taiwan Experience." China Report 30 (1994): 1:53-68.

"Adolescent Substance Use and Codependence." Journal of Studies on Alcohol 55 (1994): 3:261-268 (with Hawks & Bahr).

"Family and Religious Influences on Adolescent Substance Abuse." Youth & Society 24 (1993): 4:443-465 (with Bahr & Hawks).

"Family Influences on Delinquency." Pp. 273-323 in Family Research: A Review from 1900 to 1990, Vol. 2, edited by Stephen J. Bahr (New York: Lexington Books, 1992) (with Bahr).

"Early Family Research." Pp. 1-23 in Family Research: A Review from 1900 to 1989, Vol. 1, edited by Stephen J. Bahr (New York: Lexington Books, 1991) (with Bahr & Zhang).

"Gender Roles in the Family." Family Research: A Review from 1900 to 1989, Vol. 1, edited by Stephen J. Bahr. Pp. 435-491. New York: Lexington Books, 1991) (with Caycedo & Bahr).


“For History, for the Reference of Social Administration and for Edification, the Social Significance of the History and Humanities of the Jin Village." Yunnan Political Consultation Newspaper, December 6, 2013, p. 8.

Foreword in the Collection of Classical Poems and Comments on Classical Poems by Zurong Zheng. Kunming: Yunnan Minorities’ Publisher, 2010).

Book review of the Peasant Family and Rural Development in the Yangzi Delta, 1350-1988 by Philip C.C. Huang (1990). Journal of Social History 25 (1992): 3:654-656.