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Xiang Zhou

Affiliated Faculty // Asian American Studies // SIS

Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 5174


Phone: 765-494-9739


Undergraduate Level

  • Introduction to Research Methods, 2014 Fall
  • Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis, 2015 Spring
  • Introduction to Counseling Psychology, 2015 Fall, 2016 Spring
  • Introduction to Cultural Psychology, 2016 Fall, 2017 Spring

Graduate Level

  • Interviewing and Intervention, 2017 Fall
  • Counseling Assessing, 2018 Spring
  • Advanced Counseling Practicum and Supervision Theory, 2019 Fall


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, 2019
    Department of Psychology
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Doctoral Internship: University of Washington Counseling Center, Seattle, WA

  • M.A. Psychology, 2013
    College of Arts and Sciences
    New York University, New York, NY

  • B.S. Psychology, 2011
    College of Sciences
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


Research Areas and Interests

My research and interest are in close alignment with the mission and goal of Asian American Studies to provide students a way to expand their understanding of issues such as racial history, identity, gender, social justice/anti-racist movements, community and coalition building. My research has examined Asian American culture via the lens of family and parenting research. Some of my work has particularly focused on the diasporic experiences of transracially and transnationally Korean Americans as well as Hmong American families in Minnesota. 


Invited Book Chapters

  • Zhou, X., Wu, C. S., & Lee, R. M. (2017). Understanding and addressing parent-adolescent conflicts in
    Asian American families. In Y. Choi (Ed.), Asian American parenting: culture, family process and youth
    development (pp. 143-163). New York, NY: Springer
    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Wu, C. S., Lee, S. Y., Zhou, X., Kim, J., Lee, H. & Lee, R. M. (in press). Hidden Among the Hidden:
    Transracially Adopted Korean American Adults Raising Multiracial Children. Developmental Psychology.
Honors and Awards
  • Lofquist-Dawis Travel Award, 2019
  • Jo-Ida Hansen Dissertation Research Award, 2017-2018
  • The Wark Summer Fellowship for Clinical Hypnosis, 2017
  • Personalized Prevention Poster Award at ITR Symposium ($300), 2016
  • Institute for Translational Research (ITR) Summer Graduate Fellowship, 2016
  • Asian American Studies Graduate Student Travel Fellowship Awards, 2015-2016
  • David Campbell Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • Career Counseling and Assessement Clinic René Dawis Fellowship, 2015
  • Early Career Investigators Network (ECIN) Summer Fellowship, 2015
  • Student Research and Travel Award, College of Liberal Arts, 2014-2018
  • Steven Synder Travel Fellowship, Steven Synder and Sherry Stern, 2014-2017
  • Robert W. Eichinger and Korn/Ferry Psychology Fellowship, 2014
  • APA Division 45 and Psi Alpha Omega Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation ($500), 2014
  • Department Summer Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • Department Fellowship, Department of Psychology, 2013-2014
  • New York University Funded Internship Award ($1000), 2012
  • Zhejiang University First-Class Scholarship of Outstanding Merits, 2008-2011
  • Research Grant in National College Student Innovative Research Project, 2010
Affiliations / Positions at Purdue University
  • Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology
    Department of Educational Studies

  • Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists – International (ACHPPI)
    Society for Research on Adolescence

  • American Psychological Association (Div 17, 45)
    Asian American Psychological Association