Ming Cui, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director

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Get to know Dr. Cui


My areas of research interests include:

  • Adolescent and young adult development (e.g., emotional and behavioral problems)
  • The influence of family of origin (e.g., parenting) on adolescents and young adults
  • Cultural diversity in family and child studies
  • Research methodology


My academic training has been interdisciplinary.

  • Postdoctoral training (Iowa State University)
  • Ph.D. in Sociology (Iowa State University)
  • M.S. in Statistics (Iowa State University)
  • M.S. in Sociology (Iowa State University)
  • B.S. in Economics (Northern Jiaotong University)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

I published in peer-reviewed ISI ranked journals including:

  • Journal of Marriage and Family
  • Journal of Research on Adolescence
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Journal of Family Psychology
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Research


  • Faculty Excellence Award, College of Human Sciences (2017/2018)
  • Fulbright Scholar Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholar (2017/2018)
  • University Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, Florida State University (2013/2014)
  • University Graduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2010/2011)
  • New Contribution Award, International Association for Relationship Research (2002)