Dr. Cheng-Hsien Lin

Dr. Cheng-Hsien Lin

General Information

  • Position: Associate Professor & Program Director of Criminal Justice
  • E-mail: chlin@lamar.edu
  • Phone: 409-880-8339
  • Office: Maes 58A


  • Ph.D. Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, Texas, 2003
  • M.A. Department of Sociology, San Diego State University, California, 1997
  • B.A. Department of Sociology, Catholic Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991

University, Professional, and Community Services

  • University Services
    • 2022 – present  President, Faculty Senate 
    • 2020 – 2022       Vice President, Faculty Senate
    • 2011 – 2022       Faculty Senate Executive committee
    • 2007 – present  Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Honor Society Lamar Chapter, Advisor
  • Professional Services
    • 2009 – 2012      SSA Executive committee
    • 2009 – present  SSSA Budget and Financial Policies (representative for SSA)
  • Community Services
    • 2010 – present  Elected Board Member to Institute of Chinese Culture, Houston, Texas
    • 2007 – 2009      Executive Secretary to President of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America
    • 2012 – present  Guest to Texas Chinese Radio station (AM 1050) and Southern Chinese Daily News Group: International Television (KTBU, itv-Houston)

Recent Research

  • Grandparenting: implication on grandparents’ health and  grandchildren (deviant) behavior
  • Female labor participation in China: Causes and Implications
  • Asian Mafia in the 21st century
  • Juvenile Deviant behavior and Delinquency in Southern Taiwan
  • Evaluation Research of Summer Computing Workshop at Lamar University

Selected Publications

Jiangjiang Liu, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Joshua Wilson, David Hemmenway, Ethan P. Hasson, Zebulum D. Barnett, and Yingbo Xu. (2014) “Making Games a “Snap” with Stencyl: A Summer Computing Workshop for K-12 Teachers.” 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education Proceedings (SIGCSE 2014).

Cheng-Hsien Lin (2013). “Countervailing Effects of Parental Monitoring on Teenage Deviance.” Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology. Vol. 7, (1). pp 65-74.

Jiangjiang Liu, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Phillip Potter, Ethan P. Hasson, Zebulum D. Barnett, and Michael Singleton, (2013). “Going Mobile with App Inventor for Android – A One-Week Computing Workshop for K-12 Teachers,” 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2013), pp. 433-438.

Jiangjiang Liu, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Ethan P. Hasson, and Zebulum.D. Barnett, (2012). “Computer Science Learning made Interactive – A One-Week Alice Summer Computing Workshop for K-12 Teachers,” Proc. 42nd Annual IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2012), pp. 128-133, Seattle, WA, Oct. 3-6.

Lin, Cheng-Hsien, Jiangjiang Liu, Ethan P. Hasson and Zebulum D. Barnett. (2011). “A Computing Workshop for Updating Middle School Computer Science Programs” Proc. International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2011), pp. 1104-1109, Valencia, Spain, March 7-9. ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3

Liu, Jiangjiang, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Ethan P. Hasson, and Zebulun D. Barnett. (2011). “Introducing Computer Science to K-12 through a Summer Computing Workshop for Teachers.” Proc. 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2011).

Lin, Cheng-Hsien and Howard B. Kaplan. (2011). “The Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Efficacy: The Mediating Influence of Coercive Parenting and Educational Attainment.” International Journal of Sociological Research.  Vol. 4 (1).   ISBN: 0974-8393

Lin, Cheng-Hsien, Gary Coulton and Howard B. Kaplan. (2010). “Does Work Stress Affect Adolescents' Substance Use?” International Journal of Sociological Research, 3 (1-2), pp. 65-80.