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Honggang Yang, Ph.D.

Honggang Yang
Professor and Dean Emeritus
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies


  • Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology, 1991, University of South Florida
  • Master of Jurisprudence in Sociology and Social Psychology, 1986, Nankai University
  • Diploma, 1982, Harbin City School of Health Professions
  • Harvard's Management & Leadership Institute in Education, 2006

Memberships and Affiliations

Honors and Awards

  • University Finalist of NSU Executive of the Year in Student Life Achievement (2011, 2014, 2018, 2020)
  • Recognition for the Dean's Commitment to Students by the CAHSS Student Government Association (2007)
  • NSU Academic Dean of the Year (2002)
  • Campus Nominee of NSU Administrator of the Year (2000)
  • SOCHE Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence from the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (1998)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Department of Anthropology, USF (1997)
  • Outstanding Instructor of the Year at the Heilongjiang Provincial Health Administrators' Institute, China (1983)
  • Innovative Leadership Award for Higher Education from the Florida Distance Learning Association (2021)

Courses and Publications

  • Cross-cultural perspectives to peace and conflict resolution
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Reflective practice, experiential learning, internship, and practicum
  • Anthropological Contributions to Conflict Resolution co-edited with Alvin Wolfe. University of Georgia Press (1996)
  • The Disputing Process: An Ethnographic Study in a Homeowners Association.
    Conflict Resolution Quarterly (formerly Mediation Quarterly), Vol. 13, No. 2 (1995)
  • Resolving Intra-National Conflicts: A Strengthened Role for Inter-Governmental Organizations edited for the International Negotiation Network Consultation. The Carter Center of Emory University Conference Report Series, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1993)
  • Neighborly Strangers. "Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture" edited by P. DeVita and J. Armstrong. Wadsworth Publishing Company (1993, 1998, 2002, 2015)
  • Academic Program Initiatives. "Academic Administration" edited by S. Chen.
    Nova Science Publishers (2009)
  • Conceptualizing Trust: A Holistic Chinese View to Bridge Divergences and Dichotomies, with Hsiu-Ying Chang and Kuang-Hui Yeh, Chinese Journal of Communication, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2014)

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