Mei Tang

Mei Tang

Professor
Counseling

Teachers College

460T

CECH Human Services - 0068

Professional Summary

Mei Tang, Ph. D., Professor, received her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1996. Dr. Tang teaches in the area of school counseling, career development, counseling children, testing and research method in counseling. Dr. Tang serves on the editorial board of two refereed professional journals as well as the various committees of ACA and APA. She has published and presented actively in areas such as career development and assessment, acculturation/cultural identity of ethnic minorities counseling school-age population, and cross-cultural issues in counselor education.

Positions and Work Experience

- Chair, Committee for assessment training in career counceling, Association for assessment in counseling, American counceling association,

-2008 Member, International committee, International counceling psychology conference sterring committee,

- Editorial board member, Career development quarterly,

Research Support

Grant: #NCE Investigators:Tang, Mei 05-01-2003 -04-30-2006 Department of Education Supporting Healthy Schools and Families Role:PI $636,481.00 Closed Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Tang, M. (2009. )The relationship between career choice and their occupational interests among Chinese college students .Journal of Career Assessment, ,17 ,86-98

Rosen, C.; Fallon, M.; Tang, M.; S. C. Chen (2009. )A qualitative study of five counselor education students’ perceptions of factors delaying completion of dissertation .NC Perspectives, ,3 ,13 -25

Tang, M., Pan, W., & Newmeyer, M. (2008. )An explorative study to examine career aspiration of high school students .Professional School Counseling, ,11 ,285-295

Tang, M.; Pan, W. & Newmeyer, M. (2008. )An explorative study to examine career aspiration of high school students .Professional school counceling, ,

Tang, M.; Wang, Z.; Qian, M.; Gao, J. & Zhang, L. (2008. )Transferred shame in the cultures of independent-self and independent self .Journal of cognition and culture, ,8 ,163-178

Tang, M. (2007. )Psychological effects on being perceived as a "Model Minority" for Asian Americans .New Waves: Educational research & development, ,11 ,11-16

Tang,M.; Russ,K. (2007. )Cultural and contextual accommodation: career intervention for Appalachians .Career Development Quarterly, ,56 ,34-46

Pan,W.; Tang,M. (2005. )Students' perceptions on factors of statistics anxiety and instructional strategies .Journal of Instructional Psychology, ,32 ,205 -214

Pan,W.; Tang,M. (2004. )Examining the effectiveness of innovative instructional methods on reducing statistics anxiety for graduate students in the social sciences .Journal of Instructional Psychology, ,31 ,149 -159

Tang,M.; Addison,K.; LaSure-Bryant,D.; Norman,R.; O'Connell,W.; Sicking,J.A. (2004. )Factors that influence the self-efficacy of counseling students: an explorative study .Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision, ,44 ,70 -80

Shupe,M.; Tang,M. (2004. )Counseling program admission revisited: an evaluation of the process and recommendations for the future .Journal of Ohio Counseling and Development, ,

Tang,M. (2003. )Career counseling in the future: constructing, collaborating, and advocating .Career Development Quarterly, ,52 ,61 -69

Tang,M.; Leszczuk,A.; Hord,R.; Ohe,D.; Bailie,P. (2002. )Challenges and lessons of revising a district guidance curriculum .Journal of California Association for Counseling and Development, ,21 ,23 -29

Tang,M. (2002. )Comparison of Asian Americans, Americans and Chinese in career aspiration .Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, ,30 ,124 -134

Tang,M. (2001. )Investigation of the structure of vocational interest of Chinese college students .Journal of Career Assessment, ,9 ,365 -379

Conyne,R.; Wilson,F.R.; Tang,M.; Shi,K. (1999. )Cultural similarities and differences in group work: a U.S.-Chinese task group comparison .Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, ,3 ,40 -50

Tang,M.; Fouad,N.A.; Smith,P. (1999. )Asian Americans' career choices: a path model to examine factors influencing their career choices .Journal of Vocational Behavior, ,54 ,142 -157

Fouad,N.A.; Tang,M. (1997. )Caught in two worlds: Jessica Chang from a cross-cultural perspective .The Career Development Quarterly, ,46 ,155 -160

Book Chapter

Tang, M. (2008 )Model Minority Myth Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Demystifying Asian American Educational Experience Psychological impacts of “Model Minority” on Asian Americans. In G. Li & L. Wang (Eds.) .(pp. 117-132).Charlotte, NC,: Information Aging Publishing

Tang,M.; Carlozzi,B. (2004 )Professional school counseling: a handbook of theories, programs, and practices (2nd edition) Assessing and changing school culture .Austin, TX,Caps Press

Tang,M.; Erford,B.T. (2004 )Handbook of school counseling, theory, programs, and practices (2nd edition) History of school counseling .Austin, TX,Caps Press

Tang,M.; Erford,B.T. (2004 )Handbook of school counseling History of School Counseling .(pp. 11-23).Austin, TX,CAPS Press

Cook,E.; Conyne,R.; Savageau,C.; Tang,M. (2004 )Ecological counseling: an innovative approach to conceptualizing person-environment interaction The process of ecological counseling .(pp. 109-142).Alexandria, VA,American Counseling Association

Tang,M. (2004 )Handbook of school counseling Assessing and changing school culture .(pp. 387-395).Austin, TX,CAPS Press

Leong,F.T.L.; Tang,Mei (2002 )Asian American mental health: assessment, theories, and methods A cultural accommodation approach to career assessment with Asian Americans .(pp. 365-281).New York,Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers

Tang,M. (2001 )Elementary school counseling in the new millenium Counseling immigrant children in school settings: What school counselors should do .(pp. 209-222).Alexandria, VA,American Counseling Association

Fouad,N.; Tang,M. (2001 )Handbook of measurement and evaluation in rehabilitation, 3rd edition Vocational Inventories .(pp. 169-194).Gaithersbury, MD,An Aspen Publication

Conyne,R.K.; Tang,M.; Watson,A.L. (2001 )Mental health counselors Exploring diversity in therapeutic groups .(pp. 358-364).New York,Wiley

Tang,M. (2001 )Educating young adolescent girls Understanding relationship and career concerns of middle school girls .(pp. 213-229).Hillsdale, NJ,Lawrence Erlbaum

Tang,M.; Fouad,N. (1999 )Asian American and Pacific Islander American: issues and concerns for counseling and psychotherapy The magnitude of acculturation and its implication on Asian Americans .(pp. 69-85).New York,Nova Publishers

Tang, M.; Carlozzi, B. (2010 )Assessing and changing school culture Professional School Counseling: A Handbook of Theories, Programs, and Practices .(pp. 137-146).Austin, TX,Pro-Ed

Tang, M., & Bashir, H. (2012 )Diversity from ecological counseling perspective. Understanding People in Context: The Ecological Counseling. (pp. 161-178).Arlington, VA,American Counseling Association.

Tang, M. (2011 )Family Dinner and Photo Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Classes and Infusing Cultural Diversity into Core Classes .Alexandria, VA,American Counseling Association.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Tang, M.; Qian, M.Y. & Fan, F.M. (03-2008. )Advancement and enrichment of counseling psychology in international settings .International counseling psychology conference, Chicago, IL.

Tang, M.; Cashour, C.; Kitchens, B. & Russ, K. (10-2007. )Ecological approach to empower students with advocacy skills for social justice .Association of councelor education and supervision (ACES) , Columbus, OH.

Tang, M.; Wilson, F.R. & Yager, G. (10-2007. )Implementing program values in admission and graduation decisions .Association of councelor education and supervison (ECES) conference, Columbus, OH.

Tang, M. (04-2007. )Psychological effects on being perceived as a "Model Minority" for Asian Americans .American education and research association, Chicago, IL.

Tang, M., Yager, G., & Wilson, F. R. (10-2006. )Performance based evaluation: Integrating accreditation requirements and advocacy for underserved populations .North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES), Kansas City, MO.

Kitchens, B., & Tang, M. (10-2006. )A dilemma in advocacy: Review of false memory literature and its application to counselors .North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES), Kansas City, MO.

Yager, G. G., Tang, M., & Wilson, F. R. (10-2006. )Implementing program values in admissions and graduation decisions .North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Tang, M., Biezszak, S., Russ, K., & Garland, A. (03-2006. )Devil or angel: How counselors can utilize media to enhance counseling effectiveness with children .American Counseling Association, Detroit, MI.

Russ, K., Conyne, K., Tang, M., Goodman, J., Kiley, G., & Carras, E. (03-2006. )Partnering to provide counseling for at-risk public schools .Presentation at annual conference of American Counseling Association, Montreal.

Russ, K., & Tang, M. (03-2006. )Urban Appalachian culture and career choices: Findings and implications from a research study .Paper presented at the annual conference of American Counseling Association, Montreal.

Russ, K., Conyne, R., Tang, M., & Crowell, J. (03-2006. )Partnering to provide counseling for at-risk public schools .90-minute presentation at the annual convention of the American Counseling Association, Montreal, Canada.

Russ, K., & Tang, M. (04-2005. )Creative interventions to facilitate Appalachian career choice .Paper presented at annual conference of American Counseling, Atlanta, GA.

Russ, K., & Tang, M. (04-2005. )Creative interventions to facilitate Appalachian career choice .Paper presented at annual conference of American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA.

Goodman, J., Conyne, K., Tang, M., & Carras, E. (04-2005. )An ecological approach to weaving the threads of prevention: Community partnerships build healthy student environments .Paper presented at annual conference of American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA.

Pan, W., & Tang, M. (04-2004. )Exploring factors of statistics anxiety and intervention strategies: A focus group study .Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Goodman, J, & Tang, M. (04-2004. )An ecological perspective in the training of counselors for advocacy .Paper presented at annual conference of American Counseling Association, Kansas City, MO.

Tang, M., & Russ, K. (04-2004. )Cultural and contextual accommodation: Career development issues and interventions for minority groups .Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Lee, R., Brown, L.H., Tang M., O (2004. )A case study of the East End Community Heritage School: A team approach that builds partnerships for the future .Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tang, M., Goodman, J., & Kay, R. (10-2003. )Examining the attributing factors for retention failure among graduate students .Presentation at the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Tang, M., Rosen, C., Nishiyama, A., & Richardson, J. (10-2003. )Portfolio assessment in counselor education: Performance-based evaluation .North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Conyne, R. K., Cook, E. P., Wilson, F. R., Tang, M., O (03-2003. )Symposium: Ecological counseling: An approach for the 21st century .Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Tang, M., Wilson, F. R., Fallon, M., Newmeyer, M., Dunlevy, C., and Barmore, J. (03-2003. )Practical application of ecological counseling to an underserved population .American Counseling Association, Anaheim, CA.

O'Connell, W., Tang, M., Addison, K., Lasure-Bryant, D., Norman, R., and Sicking, J. (10-2002. )Diversity in training: An explorative study of counselor learning environment .Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Park City, Utah.

Tang, M., Newmeyer, M., Fallon, M., Dunlevy, C., and Baremore, J. (10-2002. )Comparing training requirements of Ph.D. and Ed.D. in counselor education programs vs. their accessibility and equality in academe and practice .Paper presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Meeting, Park City, Utah.

O'Connell, W., Tang, M., Addison, K., Lasure-Bryant, D., Norman, R., and Sicking, J. (10-2002. )Diversity in training: An explorative study of counselor learning environment .Presentation at the National Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference, Park City, Utah.

Tang, M., Li, Y., and Chen, S. C. (03-2002. )Comparing counseling practice in China, Taiwan and U.S. from ecological perspective .Paper presented at annual conference of American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.

Chen, Y. S., and Tang, M. (03-2002. )Contrast of Asian and Western values and the impact on counseling .Presentation at American Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Tang, M., Bluemlein, J., Chen, S.C., Fischbach, L., Masters, S., Francis, J., & Rosen, C. (10-2001. )Dissertation procrastination: Contributing factors and prevention strategies .North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

O'Connell, W., Addison, K., LaSure-Bryant, D., Norman, R., & Tang, Mei (10-2001. )Graduate research: faculty and student perspective .North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Tang, Mei (08-2001. )Using structural equation modeling to test social cognitive career development theory to minority members .Symposium at the Annual Conference of American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Tang, M., Addison, K., & Sickling, J.A. (05-2001. )Investigating the Demographic Factors and their impact on self-efficacy of counseling students .Presentation at the Spring Research Conference of Ohio Valley, Lexington, KY.

Tang, M., LaSure-Bryant, D., Norman, R., & O'Connell, W. (05-2001. )A pilot qualitative study about the learning environment of couselor training programs .Presentation at the Spring Research Conference of Ohio Valley, Lexington, KY.

Tang, M. (03-2001. )Examining the application of Holland's theory to vocational interests and choices of Chinese students .American Counseling Association, San Antonio, TX.

Tang, M., Addison, K., LaSure-Bryant, D., Norman, R., O'Connell, W., & Sickling, J.A. (03-2001. )Accreditation - necessity or nicety: faculty and student perspective .American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Tang, M., Addison, K., LaSure-Bryant, D., Norman, R., O'Connell, W., & Sickling, J.A. (10-2000. )The explorative study of counseling self-efficacy of graduate students and learning environment of counselor educator programs .Presentation at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Tang, M., Neace, M., & Stock, J. (05-2000. )The relationship between the GRE, academic, and clinical performance in graduate counseling training programs .Presentation at the Spring Research conference of Ohio Valley, Louisville, KY.

Tang, M., Neace, M., Shupe, M. & Stock, J. (03-2000. )The relationship between GRE, academic, and clinical performance in graduate counseling training programs .Annual Meeting of American Counseling Association, Washington, D.C.

Cook, E., Coyne, R., Tang, M., Watson, A., and Wilson, R. (03-2000. )Clients are persons-within-environments: An ecological approach to counseling .American Counseling Association, Washington D.C.

Leszcauk, A., Tang, M., Hord, R., Ohe, D., & Bailie, S. (11-1999. )Apply the National Standards in the redesign of your PreK-12 school counseling programs: Ideal vs Reality .Presentation at the All Ohio Counseling Conference, Columbus, OH.

Yager, G., & Tang, M. (10-1999. )Strengths and weakness of varying models of teaching internship .Presentation at the National Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference, New Orleans, LA.

Williams, J., Tang, M., & Neace, M. (10-1999. )An initial content analysis of multicultural counseling courses in counselor education programs .Presentation at the National Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Tang, M., Conyne, R.K., & Wilson, F.R. (10-1999. )Illustrating selected cross-cultural lessons for working with international groups .Presentation at the Fourth International Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Tang, M. (04-1999. )The relationship of Asian Americans' values to acculturation, family, and gender .Paper presented for annual meeting of American Counseling Association, San Diego.

Yager, G., Tang, M., & Darst, V.K. (10-1998. )Three perspectives on mentoring .Presentation at the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Yager, G., Tang, M., & Wilson, F.R. (10-1998. )A counseling program LISTSERV: Conceptualization, implementation, usefulness .Presentation at the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) conference, Kansas City, MO.

Conyne, R. K., & Tang, M. (04-1998. )Cultural adaptation in group work to advance learning and social change: The U.S.-Chinese experience .Paper presented for annual meeting of American Counseling Association, Indianapolis.

Yager, G., Tang, M., & Darst, V.K. (10-1997. )Using the world wide web in counselor education .Presentation at the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) conference, St. Louis.

Yager, G., Tang, M., & Wilson, F.R. (10-1997. )Exploration of the Application of Structural Equation Modeling in counselor education .Presentation at the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) conference, St. Louis, MO.

Tang, M. & Fouad, N. (08-1997. )Understanding Asian Americans' career choices: A social cognitive approach to examine the factors affecting their choices .Paper presented for Annual Conference of American Psychological Association, Chicago.

Conyne, R.K., Shi, K. Wilson, F.R., Tang, M. (08-1997. )Comparing American and Chinese cultural differences in a discussion group .Paper presented for Annual Conference of American Psychological Association, Chicago.

Conyne, R.K., Shi, K. Wilson, F.R., Tang, M. (04-1997. )Collaborative research on task group training in Chinese middle schools .Presentation at the Third International Educational Conference, Cincinnati.

Tang, M. & Fouad, N. (08-1995. )Asian American career choices: A path model to examine the factors influencing choices .Paper presented for Annual Conferende of American Psychological Association, New York.

Tang, M. (03-1995. )Career choice behaviors of Asian Americans: A comparison of cultural influences .Presentation at the seventh annual UWM School of Education Research Conference,

Poster Presentations

Tang, M (08-2004. )Investigation of Chinese students' interest structure .Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. .

Chen, Y. S., Yager, G., and Tang, M. (03-2003. )East and West cultural value conflict: Implications for training Asian counselors .Poster session presented at annual conference of American Counseling Association, Anaheim, CA. .

Rosen, C., Walker, L. & Tang, M. (11-2002. )Lessons learned from visiting Chinese schools and mental health agencies .Poster session at All Ohio Counselor Conference, Columbus, OH. .

Williams, J., Tang, M., & Neace, M. (05-1999. )An exploratory study of multicultural competency instruction in Tri-state areas .Poster presentation at the Spring Research Conference of Ohio Valley, Cincinnati, OH. .

Paper Presentations

Tang, M., Wilson, F. R., Rajabi, M. Z., & Avakian, T. (2008. )Multicultural Awareness and Competency in Publishing and Perishing Sense .Indianapolis, IN.

Cashour, C., Coaston, S., Tang, M. (2008. )Making connections between mental and physical health: Implications for counselor educators in working with the Appalachian populations .Indianapolis, IN.

Tang, M., Faulkner, D., Robert, C., Russ, K., O’Connell, W., & Coaston, S. (03-2008. )Mosaic of counseling: Integrating indigenous healing and ecological counseling .Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tang, M.; Bashir, H.; Metz, C. (10-2009. )Diversity in culture identity: Implications for teaching and supervision .San Diego, CA.

Tang, M.; Gometz, J. (10-2009. )Implications of distance learning for counselor education in teaching and supervision .San Diego, CA.

Metz, C.L.; Tang, M. (10-2009. )The role of physical and mental health on job satisfaction in the counseling field .San Diego, CA.

Lara, T.; Engels, D.; Hansen, S.; Larrabee, M.; Savickas, M.; Minor, C.; Tang, M.; Evans, M.; Goodman, J.; Rehfuss, M. (2009. )New resources and strategies: Tools to energize career courses and groups .Charlotte, NC.

Tang, M., Sebera, K., Coaston, S., Baker, C., Dalila, N., & Milholland, L. (10-2011. )Implications of Scientist-Practitioner model for Shaping Future Leader and Helpers in Counselor Education and Supervision. Nashville, TN. Conference.

Evans, K., Glavin, K, Lara, T., Sangganjanavanich, V.F., Tang, M., Willis, C.,& Walker, B. (10-2011. )Teaching Career Counseling? These Strategies and Resources are for You. .Nashville, TN. Conference.

Tang, M., Ting, S., Chen, S., & Ross, R. (03-2011. )Challenges, lessons, and implications for training counselors in a global setting. .New Orleans, LA. Conference.

Glavin, K., Evans, K., Goodman, J., Pope, M., & Tang, M. (2011. )Excitement and challenges of teaching career development counseling. .New Orleans, LA. Conference.

Service

Association for Assessment in Counseling, American Counseling Association (Committee for Assessment Training in Career Counseling )Committee Chair

ACES and NCDA Commission Member

Career Development Quarterly Editorial Board Member

Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists International President-Elect

Keywords

Cross-cultural Counseling, Career Development, Assessment, Acculturation

Professional Affiliation

Chair Committee for Assessment Training in Career Counseling, Association for Assessment in Counseling, American Counseling Association.

Member ACES and NCDA Commission.

Editorial Board Member Career Development Quarterly.

Ad hoc Reviewer International Journal of Vocational Guidance.

Ad hoc Reviewer Asian Journal of Counseling.

President Elect Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists International.

Vice President Society of Chinese American Professors-Cincinnati Chapter.

Greater Cincinnati School Counselor Recognition Committee.

Courses Taught

Counseling Children Level:Graduate

18-CNSL-852 COUNSELING IN SCH Level:Graduate

Career Development Level:Graduate

Testing in Counseling Level:Graduate

Master's Internship Level:Graduate

Advanced Practicum Level:Graduate

Counseling Proseminar I Level:Graduate

Counseling Pro-Seminar III Level:Graduate

Advanced Research Seminar Level:Graduate