Bang Quan Zheng is a postdoc associate in the School of Government and Public Policy. He received both his Ph.D. in Political Science and M.S. in Statistics from UCLA. In a broad sense, Dr. Zheng’s research interests lie at the intersection among political psychology, public opinion, political socialization of minority and immigrant groups, and statistical modeling. Specifically, Dr. Zheng applies latent variable modeling to study political cognition and emotion in political evaluation and attitude formation. In statistics, Dr. Zheng’s work focuses on covariance structure analysis, structural equation modeling, and survey methodology. Before coming to the University of Arizona, he was a postdoc associate in Quantitative Psychology at Florida International University. His ongoing projects include the random intercept cross-lagged panel model (RI-CLPM) and causal mediation analysis (CMA), which aim to study the between and within unit variances in longitudinal data analysis.