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Ruth Gim Chung

Ruth Gim Chung

Associate Professor of Clinical Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara

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Educational Psychology


Asian American acculturation: Theory and measurement. Intergenerational conflict and adjustment issues in Asian American immigrant families. Cultural psychology and multicultural counseling. Measurement and assessment. Teaching of statistics and research methods.

Ruth Gim Chung


Ruth Gim Chung‘s research interests are acculturation and mental health of Asian Americans, cross-cultural conceptualizations of healthy family functioning, and career development of racial and ethnic minorities. She has published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and in the field of Asian American studies. She is co-author of “Cultural relations between Korea and the United States” in The New Pacific Community in the 1990s (1996). She has presented her research in the areas of Korean American acculturation and identity, and Korean youth in the United States and their ethnic identity. She was recently ranked fifth among the most frequent individual contributors of research pertaining to racial and ethnic minorities by the Journal of Counseling Psychology.


Honors and Awards:

Fullbright Scholar - Korea 2006-2007


Evaluating and Assessing Educational Outcomes (EDUC 723 - Global EdD program)

Measurement and Evaluation (EDUC 714 - EdD program EdPsych)

Inquiry I (EDUC 532 - EdD program overview of Qualitative and Quantitative research methods)

Inquiry II (EDUC 536 - EdD program Quantitative Methods)

Multicultural Counseling (EDUC 638 - MMFT program)

Statistics and Research Methods (EDUC 570 -  MMFT program)

Master's Seminar A&B (EDUC 593A&B - Capstone course for MMFT)

Asian American Psychology (EDCO 324 - Undergraduate course that fulfills USC's diversity requirement)

People, Power, and Politics (EDCO 102 - Undergraduate course that fulfills USC's diversity requirement)

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