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Lloyd Chia, Ph.D.

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences

Education history

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, University of Missouri, 2010
  • Master of Social Sciences, Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2005
  • Honors Degree, Bachelor of Social Sciences, Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2001


I believe that education can change lives, both for our students and their families. I love how we serve many first-generation college students, and I believe that many of them will be the change we need to see in our justice system.

Dr. Lloyd Chia started his academic journey as a struggling student in Singapore. Defying expectations, he made it through college, and then decided to pursue his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

After completing his doctorate, he taught courses in criminal justice and sociology, before taking up this position as Associate Professor and Program Director of Criminology at Fresno Pacific University.

Dr. Chia seeks to build a curriculum that will impart the practices of restorative justice and peacemaking, to equip students to reform the justice system.

He has a passion for his family, being out in nature, and for seeing his students graduate and thrive after graduating. 

External links

Selected works

  • “Warner Pacific University’s Criminal Justice Major: For Such a Time as This” in Experience Magazine Spring 2021, /11, 2021
  • Why Restorative Justice Can Lead the Way in Criminal Justice Reform, published in LinkedIn: reform-dr-lloyd-chia/ republished by National Center for Restorative Justice (NC4RJ), 2021
  • “The Urban Church as Fair-weather Friend: From White-flight to Gentrification” in International Journal of Urban Transformation, June 2019.
  • “From Boundaries to Borderlands: the Emerging Church’s imaginative work of fostering relationships across difference”, in Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Emerging Church Movement, Michael Clawson and April Stace Vega (eds.), Wipf and Stock., 2016