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Associate Professor of Social Science

Division of: Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 503-517-1059


  • Ph.D. in Sociology: University of Missouri (2010)
  • Masters in Sociology: National University of Singapore (2005)
  • B.A. in History and Sociology: National University of Singapore (2001)

Areas of Teaching:

Criminal Justice, Social Policy, Data Analysis, Race, Restorative Justice, Urban Issues, Social Psychology

Research Passion:

Criminal justice reform, restorative justice practices, the intersection of race, faith, and justice

Academic Accomplishments:

Published several journal articles on religion and culture, including an article in the International Journal of Urban Transformation (IJUT).

Professional Affiliations:

  • Oregon Association of Criminal Justice Educator (OACJE)
  • Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ)


Dr. Lloyd Chia spent most of his life in Singapore as a rebellious pastor’s kid. He studied and taught here in the US, Mongolia, and New Zealand. As a global citizen, he has also traveled widely in North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has also led study abroad trips to China and Cambodia. His other life experiences include being an Army officer, touring as a musician, and being a military and collegiate rugby player. Lloyd also loves singing, songwriting, and playing the guitar. He was also formerly worship director in All Nations Fellowship, Columbia, MO, a multicultural church. He now attends Village Beaverton with his wife Valerie, and their two daughters Lovelle and Ellijoy.