APA member Jean Lau Chin, PhD, shared expertise on gender issues as Fulbright specialist

At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chin raised awareness of the university’s gender studies program and gained an international perspective on leadership.

Through the Fulbright Specialists Program, APA member and Adelphi University professor Jean Lau Chin, PhD, spent May and June at the Chinese University of Hong Kong consulting, training and researching women’s issues and diverse leadership.

One of 400 individuals selected for the Fulbright program this year, Chin sought to bring greater recognition to the gender studies program at the university, the only one of its kind in Hong Kong. She also studied how the university’s courses could address more contemporary gender issues, integrating both global and local concerns. Additionally, Chin conducted interviews with women leaders within the country’s higher education, government, community services and corporate sectors.

“Professor Chin’s work clearly underscores the power of even relatively short Fulbright experiences; [she] and other Fulbrighters are leaders in preparing the next generations around the world,” said Tina Richardson, PhD, and Puncky Heppner, PhD, co-chairs of the APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology. The Fulbright Specialists Program was created in 2000 to compliment the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program and allows U.S. faculty and professionals to work and share their knowledge at universities abroad.

Chin is a member of APA’s Council of Representatives, representing the Society of the Psychology of Women (APA Div. 35).

Jean Lau Chin, PhD, (front row, left) with members of APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology and APA staff.

Jean Lau Chin, PhD, (front row, left) with members of APA’s Committee
on International Relations in Psychology and APA staff.