Sherry C. Wang

Assistant Professor

Specialty Field:

Counseling Psychology

Academic and Professional Interests:

Dr. Wang's research, clinical, and teaching interests are rooted in her commitment to social justice and advocacy for underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, immigrants, refugees, LGBT populations). Her work focuses on the cultural correlates (e.g., acculturation and its related processes) of mental health (e.g., psychosocial functioning) and health risk behaviors (e.g., hazardous alcohol use, interpersonal violence, HIV). To better understand the contextual factors associated with health disparities, she draws from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to conduct culturally-sensitive research with diverse populations. She is currently teaching the graduate level Multicultural Counseling course.

Professional Honors and Achievements:

Dr. Wang is a fellow of the APA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) and Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) track. She serves on the committee for Division 5, Section 35 (Society for the Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women) and the International Mentoring Orientation Committee (IMOC) in Division 17 (Society for Counseling Psychology). She is also an ad hoc reviewer for Asian American Journal of Psychology, Violence Against Women, and Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.