* voted by student and the department
|Dr. Lawrence K.Hong is chair of the
Sociology of Department. He has been elected by the faculty to serve as the chair of the
department twice, once in 1984 and most recently since 1993. He received the Outstanding
Professor Award from the university in 1982 and was a recipient of University Meritorious
Performance awards in 1984 and 1987.
Dr. Hong is the author of more than 50 research articles and numerous papers presented in
national and international conferences. His research interests cover a wide range,
including sociology of religion, aging, family, dance halls, popular culture and sex. His
most research paper has been included in a book, entitled The Living Legacy of Marx,
Durkheim, and Weber: Applications and Analyses of Classical Sociological Theory by Modern
Social Scientists. One of Dr.Hong's most widely publicized research studies is
"Survival of the Fastest: On the Origins of Premature Ejaculation," published in
the Journal of Sex Research. It was a study in which he applied sociobiological
theory to explain the most common sexual problem in men.