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Lynch School of Education

Belle Liang

associate professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

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Campion Hall
Room 314

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Liang's Research Lab


Ph.D., Michigan State University

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS Mentoring and relational health in adolescence and young adulthood; building global youth mentoring networks via the Internet and new media (


Selected Honors

2014 American Psychological Association Fellow, Division 17 Counseling Psychology.

2014 Nominee, SPSSI Innovative Teaching Award.

2010 Finalist, SPSSI Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award.

2008 Inaugural Many Faces of Counseling Psychology Award, International Counseling Psychology conference, for innovations in strength-based, developmental, and preventative approaches to psychological issues.

2007 Summa Cum Laude Award, Teaching with New Media Award for exemplary uses of technology in teaching.

2006  Inaugural Distinguished Asian Alumni Award, Indiana University Alumni Association.

Selected Publications

Schwartz, S., Rhodes, J., Liang, B., Sanchez, B., Spencer, R., & Kanchawea, S. (2014).  Mentoring in the digital age:  Social media use in adult-youth relationships.  Child and Youth Services Review, 47, 205-213.

Lund, T., Chan, P., & Liang, B. (2014).  Depression and Relational Health in Asian American and European American College Women.  Psychology in the Schools, 51, 493-505.

Blattner, M.C., Liang, B., Lund, T., & Spencer, R. (2013) Searching for a sense of purpose:  The role of parents and effects on self-esteem among female adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 36 (5), 839-848.

Liang, B., Spencer, R., West, J., & Rappaport, N. (2013). Expanding the Reach of Youth Mentoring:  Partnering with Youth for Personal Growth and Social Change.  Journal of Adolescence, 36(2), 257-267.

Goodman, L., Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., Borges, A., Claudius, M., & Woulfe, J. (2013).  A model for integrating social justice roles in psychology doctoral training:  A case study of counseling psychology.  In C. Johnson, H. Friedman, J. Diaz, B. Nastasi, & Z. Franco (Eds.), Handbook of social justice and psychology.  Westport, CT: Praeger.

Liang, B., Bogat, G.A., & Duffy, N. (2013).  Gender and youth mentoring.  In d. DuBois, & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring, 2nd Edition. Sage, CA.

Liang, B., Duffy, N., & Commins, M. (2013). The online world, the internet, social class and counseling.  In W.M. Liu (Ed.) The Oxford handbook of social class and counseling.  Oxford University Press.

Rhodes, J., Spencer, R., & Liang, B. (2013). Ethical issues in youth mentoring. In D. DuBois, & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring, 2nd Edition.  Sage, CA.

Castricum, S., & Liang, B. (2012).  GenerationPulse: Web-based service-learning in psychology courses.  In C. Cheal, J. Coughlin, & S. Moore (Eds.) Transformation in teaching:  Social media strategies in higher education.  Santa Rosa, California:  Informing Science Institute.

Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., & West, J. (2011). Revisiting community work from a psychodynamic perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice42(5), 398-404.

Liang, B., Commins, M., & Duffy, N. (2010). Using Social Media to Engage Youth: Education, Social Justice, & Humanitarianism. The Prevention Researcher5, 13-16.

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