Hsun-Yu Chan

Hsun-Yu Chan

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: 903-468-6056

Email: Hsun-Yu.Chan@tamuc.edu

I am an assistant professor in educational and developmental psychology. I am especially enthusiastic about two specific lines of research. One line of my research centers on how peers influence teenagers’ interaction with parents. The other line of my research explores the longitudinal relationships of self-efficacy, college readiness, and postsecondary learning experiences (e.g., interaction with institutional agents) to academic and employment success for community college students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Currently, my research focuses on how peers influence adolescents’ development of depressive symptoms in Chinese culture, as well as the effect of first-year academic endeavors and self-efficacy in relation to their learning outcomes for two-year college students.

I received a BE degree in Guidance and Counseling from the National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, an EdM in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an MS and PhD in Educational Psychology (human development area) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a doctoral minor in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (higher education area).

Representative publications:

Wang, X., Chan, H.-Y., Soffa, S., & Nachman, B. (2017). A Nuanced look at women in STEM fields at two-year colleges: Factors that shape female students’ transfer intentFrontiers in Psychology. 8(146). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00146

Wang, X., Wang, Y., Wickersham, K., Sun, N., & Chan, H.-Y. (2017).  Math requirement fulfillment and educational success of community college students: A matter of when. Community College Review, 45(2), 99-118. doi: 10.1177/0091552116682829

Chan, H.-Y., & Wang, X. (2016). The relationship between interpersonal interaction and college success through the lens of motivation: An analysis of students in manufacturing programs at two-year technical colleges. Community College Review, 44(1), 26-48. doi: 10.1177/0091552115612560

Phelps, L. A., & Chan, H.-Y. (2016). Optimizing technical education pathways: Does dual-credit course completion predict students’ college and labor market success? Journal of Career and Technical Education, 31(1), 61-84. doi: 10.21061/jcte.v31i1.1496

Chan, H.-Y., Brown, B. B., & Von Bank, H. (2015). Adolescent disclosure of information about peers: The mediating role of perceptions of parents' right to know. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(5), 1048-1065. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0261-9

Wang, X., Chan, H.-Y., Phelps, L. A., & Washbon, J. (2015). Fuel for success: Academic momentum as a mediator between dual enrollment and educational outcomes of two-year technical college students. Community College Review, 43(2), 165-190. doi: 10.1177/0091552115569846

Wang, Y.-C. L., Chan, H.-Y., Li, C.-R., & Lin, C.-W. (2015). Association of parental warmth and harsh discipline with developmental trajectories of depressive symptoms among adolescents in Chinese society. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(6), 895-906. doi: 10.1037/a0039505