Simon Cheng

Professor of Sociology

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Ph.D., 2003, Sociology, Indiana University
M.S., 1997, Sociology, University of Utah
B.S., 1995, Educational Studies, University of Utah

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT:

Simon Cheng joined the University of Connecticut in 2004. His teaching and research interests include sociology of education, family, race/ethnicity, sexuality, and quantitative methods. His publications in these areas include articles in American Journal of SociologyAmerican Sociological ReviewSocial ForcesSocial Science ResearchSociological Methods & Research, and other journals.  Besides work, Simon enjoys playing tennis.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Hamilton, Laura and Simon Cheng.  2018.  “Going Greek: The Organization of Campus Life and Class-Based Graduation Gaps.” Social Forces 96(3): 977-1008.

Cheng, Simon and Brian Powell. 2015. “Measurement, Methods, and Divergent Patterns: Reassessing the Effects of Same-Sex Parents.” Social Science Research 52: 615-26.

Cheng, Simon, Laura Hamilton, Stacy A. Missari, and Kuo-hsun Josef Ma. 2014. “Sexual Subjectivity among Adolescent Girls: Social Disadvantage and Young Adult Outcomes.” Social Forces 93(2):515-44.

Cheng, Simon and Brian Powell. 2011. “Misclassification By Whom? A Comment on Campbell and Troyer.” American Sociological Review 76:347-55.

Cheng, Simon and Kathryn J. Lively. 2009. “Multiracial Self-Identification and Adolescent Outcomes: A Social Psychological Approach to the Marginal Man Theory.” Social Forces 88: 61-98.

Cheng, Simon, Yingmei Xi, and Ming-Hui Chen. 2008. “A New Mixture Model for Misclassification with Applications for Survey Data.” Sociological Methods & Research 37: 75-104.

Cheng, Simon, Regina E. Werum, and Leslie Martin. 2007. “Adult Social Capital: How Family and Community Ties Shape Track Placement of Ethnic Groups in Germany.” American Journal of Education 114: 41-74.

Cheng, Simon and Brian Powell. 2007. “Under And Beyond Constraints: Resource Allocation To Young Children From Biracial Families.” American Journal of Sociology 112: 1044-94.

Hamilton, Laura, Simon Cheng, and Brian Powell. 2007. “Adoptive Parents, Adaptive Parents: Evaluating the Importance of Biological Ties for Parental Investment.” American Sociological Review 72: 95-116.

Cheng, Simon and J. Scott Long. 2007. “Testing for IIA in the Multinomial Logit Model.” Sociological Methods & Research 35(4): 583-600.

Cheng, Simon and Brian Starks. 2002. “Racial Differences in the Effects of Significant Others on Students’ Educational Expectations.” Sociology of Education 75(4): 306-27.

Brooks, Clem and Simon Cheng. 2001. “Declining Government Confidence and Policy Preferences in the U.S.: Devolution, Regime Effects, or Symbolic Change?” Social Forces 79(4): 1343-75.

 

Contact Information
Emailsimon.cheng@uconn.edu
Phone860 486-8814
Curriculum Vitae Cheng_cv
Office Location226 Manchester Hall