Dr. Susan Chuang is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She received her baccalaureate in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Toronto. At the University of Rochester, New York, she received a Masters of Science in Elementary Education, and a Masters of Science and Doctorate in Human Development. She then received post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland.
Dr. Chuang lines of research include parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and adolescent development, and school readiness in various sociocultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural work on immigrant Chinese Canadian and Mainland Chinese families). Her area of expertise also focuses on settlement and immigration issues. One of her major cross-cultural projects focuses on mothers’ and fathers’ involvement and parenting of young children among Chinese families from Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and Latino families from Paraguay and the United States (SSHRC funded).
She also provides numerous community workshops for parents with children of various ages, as well as workshops for school-aged children (up to University). She also conducts workshops for service providers and teachers. The primary goal of the workshops is to bring greater attention to mental health issues and encouraging individuals to be mindful and critically reflective of themselves as they are of others.
She is currently the Series Editor for Springer Science+Business Media on the Advances on Immigrant Family Research. The first edited book for the series is Gender Roles in Immigrant Families (2013) (with Dr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, New York University). Edited and authored books in this series will be forthcoming over the next decade.
She has organized six international conferences, On New Shores conferences, on immigrant families. These conferences included leading scholars from various disciplines as well as non-academic delegates (e.g., community and governmental agencies).