Sherry Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Hello! My scholarship is rooted in advocating for the voices of underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, immigrants, refugees, LGBT populations). My research focuses on the cultural correlates (e.g., acculturation and its related processes) of health (e.g., psychosocial functioning) and risky behaviors (e.g., hazardous alcohol use, HIV-related behaviors). To better understand the contextual factors associated with health disparities, I conduct quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research to conduct culturally-congruent research with diverse populations.

I am a co-director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice in Education (RISE), which is a research team comprised of faculty and students committed to using critical inquiry to address issues of systemic inequalities. You can look us up on facebook to find out more information and to hopefully join us in our outreach activities and/or research.

Select Publications:

Morales, A., Corbin-Gutierrez, E. E., & Wang, S. C. (2013). Latino, immigrant, and gay: A qualitative study about their adaptation and transitions. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7, 125-142.

Badiee, M., Wang. S. C., & Creswell, J. W. (2012). Community-based mixed methods research with ethnocultural populations. In D. Nagata, L. Kohn-Wood, & L. Suzuki (Eds.), Qualitative strategies for ethnocultural research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Yakushko, O., Morales, A., Kluck, R., Mack, T., Wang, S. C., Cerda, P., & Watson, M. (2011). Immigrant adolescents and stress. In C.S. Clauss-Ehlers, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural school psychology. New York: Springer.

Wang. S. C., Schwartz, S. J., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2010). Acculturative stress among Hispanic college students: Exploring the mediating pathways between acculturation and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2862-2887.

Plano Clark, V. L., & Wang, S. C. (2010). Adapting mixed methods research to multicultural counseling. In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (3rd ed., pp. 427-438). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Weisskirch, R. S., & Wang, S. C. (2010). The relationships of personal and cultural identity to adaptive and maladaptive psychosocial functioning in emerging adults. Journal of Social Psychology, 150, 1-31.

Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Rodriguez, L., & Wang, S. C. (2007). The structure of cultural identity in an ethnically diverse sample of emerging adults. Basic and Applied Psychology, 29, 159-173.

Wang, S. C., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2007). Acculturation status and related psychological processes: What do ethnic labels reveal for Mexican origin college students? Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12, 76-83.