I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Lawrence University. My current teaching focus includes Introductory Psychology, Cultural Psychology, and Psychology of Morality.
I was born in Taiwan and immigrated with my family to the United States when I was eleven years old. I earned my BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to joining St. Lawrence University , I worked as a Research Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and taught in the Department of Psychology at National Taiwan University.
As a teacher-scholar, I feel grateful and privileged in having the opportunity to ask and address complex questions about the interplay between culture and human behavior. For example, what factors shape individuals as cultural beings? How does culture relate to individuals' development, well-being, and social relationships? How can understanding culture improve people's lives? With students and fellow academics, I seek to answer these questions by focusing on the role that our social ecology plays in shaping human emotions and moral sentiments. Informed by philosophy, psychology, and sociology, my latest research projects address the question of how individuals come to adopt different notions of morality.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing the piano, doing yoga/meditation, and attending musical performances. My favorite activity is spending quality time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting more people from the St. Lawrence University and the North Country in the years to come.