Yan Ruth Xia


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Yan Ruth Xia

Professor

Ph.D. , 2000, Family and Consumer Science, Family Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
M.S., 1999, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
M.A., 1988, English, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, P. R. China
B.A., 1982, English, Hebei University, Baoding, P. R. China

Research: Research on immigrant youth behavioral and mental health, parent-adolescent communication and relationship, strengths and stress among Asian immigrant families, adolescent substance abuse, program evaluation, and Chinese adolescent social competence

Outreach: Community-based anti-drug and anti-alcohol prevention, serving on Asian Community and Culture Center Board to promote culturally sensitive service delivery, and engagement in public speech to reduce the barriers of seeking mental and behavioral services among Asian population.

Teaching: Family Intervention and Fieldwork; Human Development and the Family; Child and Family Policy; Immigrant Families, and Program Design and Evaluation in Human Services.


Dr. Xia currently supervises student research in the following program areas:

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Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2013, Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2012, College Distinguished Teaching Award2011-2012, Search Institute Family Assets Research Advisory Board Member2006, Nominee for Dinsdale Family Faculty Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1990, Outstanding Young Teacher Award, Hebei University, Hebei, P. R. China1983, Outstanding Young Teacher Award, Hebei University, Hebei, P. R. China1984, Fulbright scholar, Shanghai Foreign Language Institute, Shanghai, P.R. China
Experience
2007-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Child, Youth & Family Studies, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 2001-2007, Assistant Professor, Department of Child, Youth & Family Studies, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 2007-Present, Editorial Board Member, Family Science Review2007, Family Life Educiator Certification National Exam Item Writing Committee Member, National Council on Family Relations2006-Present, Research Scientist, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Sociology Institute, Shanghai, China2005-Present, Editorial Board Member, Marriage and Family Review2000, Research Analyst, Girls and Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Father Flanagan's Boys Home, Girls and Boys Town, Nebraska1999-2001, Contract Family Therapist, Family Therapy Services, Catholic Charities, Sheehan Center, 3300 N 60th St, Omaha, Nebraska1998-1999, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Family Resources Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1993-1998, Graduate Assistant, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska1991-1994, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Language and Literature South China Normal University, Guangzhou, P. R. China1988-1991, Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Language and Literature, Hebei University, Baoding, P. R. China1982-1985, Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Language and Literature, Hebei University, Baoding, P. R. China1974-1978, Teacher, Xianxue Middle School, Baoding, Hebei, P. R. ChinaReviewer for Journal of Marriage and FamilyReviewer for Journal of Family IssuesReviewer for Journal of Family Economic IssuesReviewer for Psychological BulletinProgram Co-Evaluator, Community Together Can, Nebraska Program of Children, Youth and Family At Risk (CYFAR), USDA CRSEESProgram Evaluator, Karentingly Kindly, Asian Community and Culture Center, Lincoln, NebraskaMarriage and Family Therapy Intern, Family Therapy Services, Catholic Charities, Sheehan Center, 3300 N 60th St, Omaha, NebraskaContract School Counselor, Holy Name School, Omaha, NebraskaFamily Therapist (volunteer), Family Therapy Services, Catholic Charities, Sheehan Center, 3300 N 60th St, Omaha, Nebraska
Memberships
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)American Public Health Association (APHA)Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)