Hua Qin, PhD

Associate Professor

Sustainability and Development

Contact Information

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


BA, International Business, 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 sociologist 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.


RU_SOC 8436: Community, Natural Resources and Sustainability
AAE/AG_ED_LD/RU_SOC 8510: Research Methods and Design
RU_SOC/SOCIOL 8287: Seminar on Sustainable Development
RU_SOC 3310: Society, Agriculture and Natural Resources
RU_SOC/SOCIOL/PEA_ST 1120: Population and Environment


Department of Sociology
School of Natural Resources (Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Emphasis Area)
Population, Education and Health Center
Climate Change Research Center
Conservation Biology Graduate Program