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William Ash-Houchen

Social Science



  • Ph.D., Sociology, Texas Woman’s University
  • M.A., Sociology, Texas Woman’s University

Areas of Expertise

  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Health and Health Risk
  • Victimization and Victimization-Related Offending
  • Race, Gender, Sexualities, and Crime

Selected Refereed Publications

  • Lo, Celia C., William Ash-Houchen, Heather M. Gerling, and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2020. “From Childhood Victim to Adult Criminal: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Patterns of Victimization–Offending Among Americans in Early Adulthood.” Victims and Offenders 15(4):430-456. DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2020.1750517. Available online April 17, 2020.
  • Ash-Houchen, William and Celia C. Lo. 2020. “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Illicit Substance Use: A Temporal-Ordered Test of General Strain Theory.” Journal of Drug Issues 50(2):209-230. DOI: 10.1177/0022042620904707. Available online February 8, 2020.
  • Lo, Celia C., Philip Q. Yang, Tyrone C. Cheng, and William Ash-Houchen. 2019. “Explaining Health Outcomes of Asian Immigrants: Does Ethnicity Matter?” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-019-00673-x. Available online November 25, 2019.
  • Gerling, Heather M., William Ash-Houchen, and Celia C. Lo. 2019. “Fractured Modernization: Structural and Cultural Predictors of Attitudes on Gender Equality.” International Review of Sociology 29(2):260-278. DOI: 10.1080/03906701.2019.1614294. Available online May 10, 2019.
  • Lo, Celia C., William Ash-Houchen, Heather M. Gerling, and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2018. “Data Spanning Three Decades Illustrate Racial Disparities in Likelihood of Obesity.” Ethnicity and Health. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1447650. Available online March 5, 2018.
  • Ash-Houchen, William and Celia C. Lo. 2018. “Intersections of Gender and Sexual Minority Status: Co-Occurring Bullying Victimization among Adolescents.” Computers in Human Behavior 80(1):262-270. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.11.023. Available online November 20, 2017.
  • Lo, Celia C., Fan Yang, William Ash-Houchen, and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2018. “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cigarette Use: The Roles of Mental Illness and Health-Care Access/Utilization.” Substance Use and Misuse 53(7):1184-1193. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1400062. Available online November 27, 2017.
  • Lo, Celia C., William Ash-Houchen, and Heather M. Gerling. 2017. “The Double-Edged Sword of Gender Equality: A Cross-National Study of Crime Victimization.” International Criminal Justice Review 27(4):255-277. DOI: 10.1177/1057567717700492. Available online April 21, 2017.

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Social Stratification/Inequality
  • Health and Health-Risk Disparities
  • Race, Gender, Sexualities, and Crime

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate Courses:
    • Gender, Law, and Crime
    • Criminology
    • Deviance
    • Drugs and Society
    • Introduction to Criminological Theory
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Practicum in Criminal Justice
    • Special Topics: Ethics in Social Justice and Criminology
    • Special Topics: Women, Crime, and Justice
  • Graduate Courses:
    • Quantitative Methods/Statistics
    • Criminology
    • Drugs and Society
    • Seminar: Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice
    • Theories of Criminal Behavior