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Tim Liao, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


Fields of Study: Historical & Comparative Family Studies, Demography, Methodology
PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tim Liao is Professor of Sociology & Statistics. He is a former Deputy Editor of The Sociological Quarterly, (1992-2000), former Editor of Sage’s Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series (2004-2009), and is Editor of Sociological Methodology (2009-2015). He served on the council of the ASA Methodology Section (1998-2001) and on the council of the North America Chinese Sociological Association (2000-2002). He has previously served on the editorial board ofSociological Methods & Research and on the editorial board of Sociological Methodology.
He was the Chair of the Methodology Section of the American Sociology
Association from 2009 to 20011.