City University, Hong Kong
Email Graeme Lang
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong.
Graeme Stuart Lang was born in Britain. He earned his B.A. at Simon Fraser University and an M.A., PhD at York University. His research interests are sociological and ecological aspects of Asian societies, religions and science and comparative history of science in Asia and Europe.
Non-Resident Scholar, Criminology
Email Richard Lewis
Richard Alan Lewis has 15 years of program management, planning, research and evaluation experience. He serves as a senior associate for ICF International-a global professional services firm that partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in defense, energy, environment, homeland security, social programs, and transportation. Mr. Lewis provides high-quality research and consulting services that help ICFI clients develop and manage effective human services programs and policies for the public good.
Associate Professor of Criminology
Department of Sociology
University of Macau
Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa
Phone: +853 8397 8836
Dr. Spencer Li is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Macau, specializing in criminology and criminal justice. His research interests include juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, sociology of religion, substance abuse, child development, and social network analysis. His publications have appeared in several major criminological journals. Dr. Li served as principal investigator/project director for several research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that examined the relationships among family processes, religion, organizational structure and policies, social services, and adolescent well-being and risk behavior. Dr. Li also served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or research analyst on several publicly and privately funded projects related to juvenile delinquency and criminal justice. He held academic positions at University of Maryland and Florida State University. Through teaching and research, Dr. Li has developed strong expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodology.
Distinguished Senior Fellow
Professor of Religion and W.W. Melton Chair
Email Bruce Longenecker
Dr. Longenecker joined the Baylor faculty in August 2009, having taught previously at St Andrews University (Scotland, 1999-2009), Cambridge University (England, 1995-1999) and Durham University (England, 1991-1995).
He is the author or editor of ten books, including most recently Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and The Greco-Roman World (Fall 2010) and Hearing the Silence: Jesus on the Edge and God in the Gap: Luke 4:30 in Narrative Perspective, April 2012.
His research interests include, in particular: the early Jesus-movement in its Greco-Roman context; socio-economic dimensions of Paul’s urban Jesus-groups; Paul’s theology; Jesus in film and fiction. He also currently manages an academic discussion group on LinkedIn named “The Poor, The Powerful, and Early Christianity.”
He is married to Fiona Bond, and they have two boys.
Email Yunfeng Lu
Yunfeng Lu is an assistant professor of sociology at Peking University. His academic interest focuses on sociology of religion and social psychology. He is the author of Religious economy and Chinese sects: Yiguan Dao in Taiwan (Lexington Books, forthcoming). His articles have appeared in The Sociological Quarterly , Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.