Kenneth Wang

Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology

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 US and China/Taiwan.”


Dr. Wang, in an interview available here.


Kenneth Wang came to Fuller’s School of Psychology in September 2014 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology. His academic experience also includes being a short-term visiting scholar at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. 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 to the SOP faculty diversity his Taiwanese background and fluency in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Thus, he brings personal experience to his research on cross-national adjustment.

His other current area of research focuses on perfectionism. Scholarly journals have published recent articles regarding perfectionism in individuals and families; in Chinese populations, African American adolescents, Latino students, Asian international students, gifted students; and in relation to depression, achievement, 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. He is currently on the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist and Bulletin of Educational Psychology.

At present, Wang is co-authoring Research Design in Counseling (4th edition) for Thomas Brooks/Cole Publishing. He has taught courses in research methods, counseling practice, and diversity issue at various institutions. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, NAFSA – Association of International Educators, Asian American Psychological Association, and Taiwan Psychology Network.

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

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