Faculty Directory

Belle Liang

Department Chairperson and Professor


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology

  • COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan 
  • Youth Mentoring and Purpose Project, Potter's House Guatemala City
  • Postcards for Peace Project with WorldVision in Northern Uganda

Select Publications

Liang, B., & Klein, T. (2022). How to Navigate Life: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond. St. Martin's Press.

Sepulveda, J. A., Lincoln, B., Liang, B., ... Perella, J. (2021). MPOWER: The impact of a purpose program on adolescents’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. Frontiers in Psychology 12. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.761580

Lund, T. J., Liang, B., Sepulveda, J. ... Spencer, R. (2021). Parenting and youth purpose: Fostering other-oriented aims. Youth, 1(1), 2-13. DOI: 10.3390/youth1010002

Hailes, H. P., Ceccolini, C. J., Gutowski, E., & Liang, B. (2021). Ethical guidelines for social justice in psychology. Professional psychology: Research and practice, 52(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1037/pro0000291

Klein, T., Liang, B., Sepulveda, J. A., & White, A. E. (2019). MPOWER: An evidence-based youth purpose program. Journal of character education, 15(2), 103-113. 

Price, M., Hill, N. E., Liang, B., & Perella, J. (2019). Teacher relationships and adolescents experiencing identity‐based victimization: What matters for whom among stigmatized adolescents. School mental health, 11(5). DOI: 10.1007/s12310-019-09327-z

Select 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