Cixin Wang, Ph.D., associate professor for school psychology at the University of Maryland College of Education, was awarded the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 16: School Psychology Anti-Racism Award. She will receive the award during the APA Convention in August.
The anti-racism award recognizes a student, early career, and mid/late career school psychologist who identifies as a member of a racially/ethnically minoritized group and has contributed to the advancement of anti-racism scholarship, practice, or service. With over 80 published peer-reviewed journal articles related to bullying, discrimination, and youth mental health, several national grants to support her anti-racism research (e.g., from National Science Foundation), and many workshops and professional developemnt trainings she offers free to parents, educators and community members, Wang was selected for her sustained commitment to anti-racism research, education, and service.
“It is an honor to receive such an important award,” said Wang. “In the last three years alone, our country has experienced so many acts of racism against people of color. Receiving this award strengthens my commitment to contributing to our understanding of anti-racism, the impact it has on communities, and possible interventions.”