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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sothy Eng

Dr. Sothy Eng

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)

Dr. Sothy Eng has joined the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) as assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Born and raised in Cambodia, Dr. Eng earned his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. Following a post-doc year at UCLA’s Center for Population Research, he took a position at Lehigh University’s College of Education as professor of practice of comparative and international education. There he worked with students engaged with Caring for Cambodia (CFC), a non-profit organization that builds tech-equipped schools and trains teachers in Cambodia.

Dr. Eng’s research interests include: Cambodian education including access and equity, program development and evaluation, child and adolescent learning and development, family and community development, social capital, remarried families, gender-based violence, and international development.

Taken in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, along National Road 6, this photo depicts a daily routine of students commuting to school on their bicycles every morning from Monday through Saturday. Captured here is the joy of their educational journey and the resilience of these students despite various hardships they encounter. Image: Dr. Eng