Leslie Wang

Faculty Profiles

Leslie Wang

Associate Professor
Department Chair
85 Spes Unica Hall, Rm 261 E



PhD, University of Toledo
BA, MA, State University of New York, College at New Paltz

Research Interests 

  • Sociology of Asian Americans - with a focus on identity construction
  • Race, class, and gender issues in higher education
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Courses Recently Taught 

  • SPLL 101: First-year common course
  • SOC 153: Sociological imaginations
  • SOC 230: Social inequalities in education
  • SOC 255: Race, ethnicity, and identity in the United States
  • SOC 370: Medical sociology
  • SOC 384: Sociological research methods
  • SOC 485: Research tutorial
  • SOC 497: Advanced independent study in sociology
  • SOC 499: Sociology internship
  • SOC 998: Advanced writing proficiency
  • SOC 999: Senior comprehensive

Professional Experience 

  • Before joining Saint Mary's College, I had taught fifteen years at The University of Toledo (six years in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and nine years at the former Community and Technical College).  I have also worked in the English as a Second Language Program for four years at the State University of New York at New Paltz recruiting, testing, and advising international students.

Professional Memberships 

American Sociological Association (1989-present)
     Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology
     Section on Asia and Asian America                                                                                                                          
North Central Sociological Association (1992-present)