Hua Qin, PhD

Associate Professor

Development, Resources & Sustainability; Community & Regional Economics

Director, Graduate Certificate in Society & Sustainability

Graduate Certificate in Society & Sustainability

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-1640
Address 228 Gentry Hall
Websites Google Scholar


BA, International Business and English, China Agricultural University, 2000
MS, Sociology, China Agricultural University, 2003
MS, Statistics. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
PhD, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (Environmental and Resource Sociology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009


Population and environment
Migration and environment
Vulnerability and adaptation
Community and natural resources
Research methods and data


Trained as an environmental and resource social scientist with emphasis on human population dynamics and sustainable development, Dr. Qin has a diverse academic background in sociology and rural sociology, demography, geography, environmental science as well as mixed and spatial methodological research. His interdisciplinary training and research experience focus on analyzing social and cultural aspects of natural resources and environmental systems.


NAT_R/RU_SOC/PEA_ST/SOCIOL 1120: Population, Environment and Sustainability
NAT_R/RU_SOC/SOCIOL 4370/7370: Society, Environment and Natural Resources
NAT_R/RU_SOC/SOCIOL 8287: Seminar on Sustainable Development
RU_SOC 8436: Community, Natural Resources and Sustainability
AAE/AG_ED_LD/RU_SOC 8510: Research Methods and Design


School of Natural Resources (Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Emphasis Area)
Institute for Data Science and Informatics
Department of Sociology
Department of Geography
Population, Education and Health Center
Conservation Biology Graduate Program