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Kenneth Wang

Kenneth T. Wang

Professor of Psychology and PhD Program Chair, Clinical Psychology Department

BA, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
MA, Wheaton College
PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught

PG 851: General Linear Models: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Research design, perfectionism, cross-national (international student, sojourners, immigrants) psychological adjustment, cross-cultural and multicultural psychology, Asian and Asian American mental health

“As a Christian psychologist, I envision my calling as being used by God to bring people closer to him in the midst of their sufferings (mental health struggles). Due to my cross-cultural experiences, I also feel that I can be a bridge between cultures, especially the cultural intersection between the American and Chinese cultures.”


Dr. Wang, in an interview conducted upon his arrival at Fuller


Kenneth Wang came to Fuller’s School of Psychology in 2014 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he served on the faculty in Counseling Psychology. His academic experience also includes being a short-term visiting scholar at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Perm, Russia, and the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. Wang’s clinical experience ranges from psychology practice at the Counseling Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to counseling at the Disability Resource Center of the National Dong-Hwa University in Hualien, Taiwan.

Wang adds diversity to the SOP faculty, with his Taiwanese background and fluency in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is a core member of the Fuller China Initiative. His research interests include perfectionism, cross-cultural adjustment, scale development, and religion/spirituality. He has published scholarly articles regarding perfectionism in individuals and families across various cultures, such as Chinese, Russians, Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latina/o students, international students, gifted students, as well as in relation to depression, achievement, religiosity, racial identity, self-esteem, and so forth. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Psychological Assessment, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Asian American Journal of Psychology, and International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Wang has taught courses in research methods, statistics, counseling practice, and diversity issues at various institutions. He coauthored the textbook Research Design in Counseling (4th edition). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological Association, and Taiwan Psychology Network.

Download Dr. Wang’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications.

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