Department of Sociology

Graduate Students

Feng Hao


Areas of Interest

Environmental Sociology, Quantitative Method


Ph.D. in Sociology, Washington State University (expected May 2015)
M.A. in Sociology, University of Kentucky (May 2011)
B.A. in English Literature, Shandong Institute of Business and Technology, China (May 2009)

Current and/or Anticipated Research

My central research interest lies in the study of coupled human and natural systems. I use a variety of statistical methods to examine multiple environmental subjects. Specifically, I have papers that analyze 1) the factors that contribute to shaping people’s concern about the environment; 2) the ecological consequences of economic development for different groups of countries; and 3) the factors that affect the establishment and development of environmental movement organizations.

Selected Publications

Hao, Feng. 2014. "The effect of economic affluence and ecological degradation on Chinese environmental concern: A multilevel analysis." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 4(2): 123-131.

Hao, Feng. 2014. "Material Extraction/Consumption and Global Trade: An Empirical Examination for 95 Countries between 1980 and 2009." Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 13(4): 423-443.


The Graduate Student Travel Award. American Sociological Association Student Forum. $225

James F. Short, Jr. Research Award. Department of Sociology, Washington State University. $500

2nd Place in the poster competition at Wiley Research Exposition. Graduate & Professional Student Association. Washington State University. $400

Alice O. Rice Graduate Fellowship. Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service, Washington State University. $500

Best Graduate Symposium Paper Award. The Second Annual Research Symposium held by The Appalachian Research Community. University of Kentucky. $500

Conference Presentations

“Economic Affluence versus Ecological Degradation: A Panel Regression Study on Global-level Environmental Concern using Cross-national Surveys”. Presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of American Sociological Association. San Francisco, CA.               

“Economic Growth versus Environmental Quality—An Empirical Examination of Economy’s Impact on Environment at Global Level”. Presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of American Sociological Association. New York City, NY.

“Ecological Degradation and the Spatial Distribution of China`s Environmental Movement Organizations”. Presentation at the 2012 Annual Conference of American Sociological Association. Denver, CO.

FEng Hao

Contact Feng

Phone: (509) 335-4595 (msgs)

Curriculum Vitae (Pdf)


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