Stacey G. Yap

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Professor Emeritus of Anthropology-Sociology

B.S., Northeastern University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Contact Information

Rounds Hall 113
MSC # 39

About Professor Stacey G. Yap

Before joining Plymouth State University as a professor in sociology, Professor Stacey G. Yap was formerly a director of a consumer research company in Singapore & Malaysia. She was the first chair of the Women’s Studies Council when the Women Studies Minor program was created in 1991. She also was active on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for a number of years and was the first recipient of the Theo Kalikow Award. In 2005, she took over the coordinator’s role overseeing the Heritage Studies (M.Ed.) Program. Her interest in historic preservation led her to create the Certificate in Historic Preservation in 2007-2008 and the M.A. program in historic preservation in 2012. She loves to read and travel to UNESCO world heritage sites. Her daughter joins her passion in traveling as well and works as an analyst for a hotel real estate investment trust company after graduating from the world-renowned Cornell School of Hotel Administration.


“Rejuvenating the Past to Rethink the Future: Historic Preservation in Vietnam”. The Annual Meeting of the New England Association for Asian Studies, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT., November 6, 2010.

“Angel Island Immigration Station, California: The Making of a National Historic Landmark”, Faculty Week Session, Plymouth State University. August 24, 2010.

“Rejuvenating the Past to Rethink the Future: Historic Preservation in Vietnam.” College of Graduate Studies’ Brown Bag Luncheon/Symposium, Plymouth State University. March 2010.

“Revising the Past.” Plymouth Magazine. Plymouth State University, October 2008

“Dilemmas in Historical Landmarks.” The International Convention of Asian Scholars. (International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University). Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, June 1998.

Awards or recognition

  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers. 2004-2005, 2003-2004. 1993-1994.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Society, 2002. Plymouth State College.
  • Faculty-of-the-Month Award. November 2000.
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha. Plymouth State College.
  • World of Difference Award. 1999. Plymouth State College.
  • First Recipient of the Theo Kalikow Award.  1995. Plymouth State College.

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Sociology
  • World Heritage Studies
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Women in World Development
  • Social Stratification
  • Rural Sociology
  • I-Course in Food Issues