language and reading acquisition, cross language and writing system comparisons, second language/bilingual literacy development

Dr. Min Wang received her Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto in 2000. Upon graduation she completed her post-doctoral training at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, funded by a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She became a member of the Faculty of Human Development at the University of Maryland in 2002. Dr. Wang’s research interests are in the area of language and reading development. Specifically, she is interested in how cross language and writing system differences impact learning to speak and read in a first and second language. Her recent work has mainly focused on Chinese-English, Korean-English, Spanish-English bilingual children and adults, funded by NIH/NICHD, NSF, and Spencer Foundation. Dr. Wang is also interested in extending her work to other bilingual populations involving various languages and writing systems in the world. Dr. Wang has been serving on the editorial boards of Applied Psycholinguistics, Writing Systems Research, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and International Multilingual Research Journal. She has served as the Director of Graduate Studies in her department and the Executive Committee of the NSF-IGERT program at the University of Maryland in Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity. She is a . For a complete CV please contact Dr. Wang at, or see Dr. Wang’s personal webpage for more information about her recent work and publications.

Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS) and Psychonomic Society