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Nao Xiong
Curriculum Vita Utah State University Department of Sociology, Social Work  & Anthropology 0730 Old Main Hill  Logan, UT  84322­0730 Office: 435­797­1230 Email:  naoxiong@cc.usu.edu EDUCATION 2005 ­ present Ph.D. Student in Sociology, Utah State University Expected date of completion: Fall 2009 2002 ­ 2005 1997 ­ 2001 M.A. in Sociology, California State University, Sacramento B.A. in Sociology and Asian Studies, California State University, Chico

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Demography, Social Problems (Asian American Health Issues, Immigration) ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES 01/07­present Instructor (Asian Societies and Social Problems), Department of Sociology,  Social Work & Anthropology, Utah State University. Research Assistant for Professor Eric Reither, Department of Sociology, Social  Work & Anthropology, Utah State University. Instructor (Introduction to Sociology and Asian Societies), Department of  Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology, Utah State University. Research Assistant for Professor Susan Mannon, Department of Sociology,  Social Work & Anthropology, Utah State University. Instructor (Principles of Sociology [2 sessions] and Asian American Experience  [2 sessions]), Department of Sociology, California State University, Chico.

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Research Assistant for Professor Yen Le Espiritu, Department of Ethnic Studies,  University of California, San Diego.

10/03­05/04      Teaching Assistant for Professor Manuel Barajas (Race/Ethnic Relations and  Labor Migration), Department of Sociology, California State University,  Sacramento.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES 11/07­present English­Hmong Editor, Iverson Language Associates, Inc., a Future 50

company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
07/07­present English­Hmong Editor/Translator, Eastern Language Specialists, Alexandria,  Virginia. English­Hmong Grammatical Content and Audio Reviewer, Inocom Inc., Canada. Activity Coordinator, Upward Bound, California State University, Chico. Group Counselor, Yuba­Sutter County Juvenile Hall, Marysville, California. Sales Representative, Vector Marketing Corp., Sacramento, California. Tutor and Head Residential Advisor, Upward Bound, Yuba Community College. Tutor and Residential Advisor, Upward Bound, California State University, Chico.

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ACADEMIC AWARDS/ATIVITIES 2007 - 2008 Participant of CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, The California State University. Recipient of Roskelly Scholarship, College of Humanities, Arts and Social  Sciences, Utah State University. Recipient of Cache Valley Coop Scholarship, College of Humanities, Arts and  Social Sciences, Utah State University. Recipient of Student Senate Travel Award, School of Graduate Studies,  Utah State University.

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2006 Recipient of Hmong National Development Educational Scholarship, Hmong  National Development, Inc., Washington D.C. Recipient of Student Senate Travel Award, School of Graduate Studies,  Utah State University. Recipient of The Joseph A. and Grace W. Geddes Research Scholarship,  College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Utah State University. Honored Alumnus of Educational Opportunity Program, California State  University, Chico. Participant of Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences, University of California, San Diego. Participant of California Pre­Doctoral Program, The California State University. Recipient of Educational Opportunity Program Outstanding Senior Scholarship,  California State University, Chico. Dean Honor’s List, California State University, Chico. Participant of Educational Opportunity Program, California State University,  Chico.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 2007 Guest speaker on “A Journey across Cultures.”  Bridger Elementary School,  Logan, Utah. Guest speaker on “Hmong: A Brief History.”  KZFR Public Radio, Chico,  California. Advisor of Hmong Students Association, California State University, Chico. Board Member of Hmong­Americans Association, Yuba County, California. Volunteer for Community Action Volunteers for Education, California State  University, Chico.

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“Weight-Management Practices among Five Adolescent Weight Groups in the South of the United States.” With Eric Reither, Hyojun Park, Kaylynn Shakespear and Delores Rimington  “Urban­Rural Migration: The Hmong in Del Norte County, California.”

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS 2006 “Accumulated Suicides in Korea since Economic Crisis in 1997: An  Ecological Study.” With Sang Lim Lee (Utah State University) and Youtae Cho  (Seoul National University) at Population Association of America, Los Angeles,  California, March 30­April 1. “The Consequences of Testing, Classification, and Tracking on English  Learners in California.” With Yang S. Xiong (UCLA) and Leena Her (Stanford  University) at Hmong National Development, Minneapolis, Minnesota on March  17­19. “Behind No Child Left Behind: Hmong English Learners in California.”  With Yang S. Xiong (UCLA) at Hmong National Development, Fresno,  California, Aug 5­7. “San Diego: The Local Media’s Representation of Southeast Asian Refugees  From 1984 to the Present.”  Summer Research Conference, University of  California, San Diego, Aug 12. “Challenges of Teaching and Learning About Minority Group Relations.”  With Manuel Barajas, (CSU, Sacramento) and Rebecca Romo (CSU, Sacramento)  at Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, April 15­18. “Internal Migration: A Case Study of the Hmong in Crescent City, California.”   California Sociological Association, Berkeley, California, Nov 6­8.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS Hmong – Native speaker AFFILIATIONS Population Association of America California Sociological Association

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REFERNCES Eric Reither Assistant Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Utah State University E. Helen Berry Professor of Sociology and Assistant Department Head Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Utah State University Michael Tony Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Utah State University Manuel Barajas Assistant Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology California State University, Sacramento Tony Waters Associate Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology California State University, Chico