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Sothy  Eng

Name :

Sothy Eng

Title :

Assistant Professor

Unit :

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Address :

2515 Campus Road
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Miller Hall 201E

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Professional Prep/Appointments :

Professor of Practice (August 2011-2018) Comparative and International Education  | Lehigh University
Post-Doctoral Fellow, (2010-11) California Center for Population Research  | UCLA 
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies (December 2009)  | Texas Tech University
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies (December 2005)  | Texas Tech University  
B.S., Psychology (May 2002)  | Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Research Interests :

Cambodian education including access and equity, program development and evaluation, child and adolescent learning and development, family and community development, social capital, remarried families, gender-based violence, and international development. 

Publications :

Refereed (* indicates graduate student)
Eng, S., Szmodis, W.*, & Grace, K.* (in press). Cambodian remarried women are at risk for domestic violence.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Eng, S., Muslow, M., Ritchey, E., & Zvonkovic, A. (2016). Redefining the roles of parents and social structure in the
educational outcomes of Cambodian young adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32(6), 742-767. 
Eng, S., Szmodis, W.*, & Mulsow, M. (2014). Cambodian parental involvement: The role of parental beliefs, social
networks, and trust. The Elementary School Journal, 114(4), 573-594.
Eng, S. (2013). Cambodian early adolescents’ academic achievement: The role of social capital. Journal of Early
Adolescence, 33
(3), 378-403. 
Eng, S., Li, Y., Mulsow, M., & Fisher, J. (2010). Domestic violence against women in Cambodia: Husband control, 
frequency of spousal discussion, and domestic violence reported by Cambodian women. Journal of Family
Violence, 25
, 237-246. 
Eng, S., Mulsow, M., Cleveland, H. H., & Hart, S. (2009). Academic achievement among adolescents in Cambodia:
Does maternal trauma matter? Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 754-768. 
Eng, S., Kanitkar, K. Cleveland, H. H., & Herbert, R., Fischer, J., & Wiersma, J. (2008). School achievement
differences among Chinese and Filipino American students: Acculturation and family factors. Educational Psychology, 28, 535-550.

Book Chapters (* indicates graduate student)
Eng, S. & Szmodis, W*. (2015). STEM learning achievement among Cambodian middle school students : An
examination of gender and psychosocial factors. Annual Review of Comparative and International Education,
28, 279-305. 
Szmodis, W.* & Eng, S. (2015). Cambodia. In Colditz, G. A. & Golson, J. G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Cancer and
Society 2nd Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Eng, S. (2014). Cambodia[n families]. In Constance L.S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Family Studies, Hoboken, New
Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.   
Szmodis, W.* & Eng, S. (2013). Tolerance (compared with understanding and empathy). In Cortes C.E. & Golson,
J.G. (Eds.), Multicultural America, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
Eng, S. (2013b). Intermarriage demographic trends. In Cortes C.E. & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), Multicultural America,
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
Eng, S. (2013a). Cambodia. In Emery R.E. & Golson J.G.  (Eds.), Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia,
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
Eng, S. (2012). Genocide: Cambodia's mass casualty trauma. In Figley C.R. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Trauma.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Eng, S. (2011). Cambodia. In Barnett, G.A. & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks. Thousand Oaks,
CA: Sage Publications. 

Languages :

English, Khmer