Susan S. Chuang

Professor, FRHD
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x58389
Macdonald Institute, Room 133D

Research interests: parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and youth development, culture and immigration

Area: Family Relations and Human Development

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PhD - University of Rochester

Details on Research Interests

Dr. Susan Chuang is a Full Professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She received her baccalaureate in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. 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. After graduation, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland.

Dr. Chuang's first line of research includes parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and adolescent development, and school readiness in various sociocultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural work on Chinese families in Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan; Latina/o families in Paraguay, US; Black families in Jamaica; Brazilian families). Her second line of research focuses on settlement and immigration issues. A third line of research explores intimate partner violence against men, false allegations, child custody and access, high conflict relationships, parental alienation, and their impact on individual and family well-being (SSHRC-funded). A fourth line focuses on youths' and parents' views on cannabis use and the impact on familial dynamics and relationships (two externally funded projects: Canadian Home Economics Foundation and SSHRC).

She is currently the Series Editor for Springer on the Advances on Immigrant Family Research. She has edited four books for the series (three as lead editor), as well as other edited books for Lexington Books. She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Family Psychology and Journal of Adolescent Research. She provides numerous community workshops for parents with children of various ages, as well as workshops for school-aged children, youth, and emerging adults. She also conducts workshops for service providers and teachers. Workshops are at no cost. The primary goal of the workshops is to bring greater attention to mental health issues. She has organized six international conferences, On New Shores conferences, on immigrant families which has attracted leading scholars from various disciplines as well as non-academic delegates (e.g., community and governmental agencies) from around the world. 

Ph.D.,   Human Development, University of Rochester, US
M.S.,     Human Development, University of Rochester, US
M.S.,     Elementary Education, University of Rochester, US
B.A.,      Criminology & Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

Area of Research

Family Relations and Human Development