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Xiaopeng Gong

Xiaopeng Gong

Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education

503-838-9521 | gongx@wou.edu | RWEC 226

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Ball State University, Muncie, IN
M.A. in Educational Psychology: Ball State University, Muncie, IN
B.A. in English Literature: Bohai University, China




With an emphasis on statistics and research methods, Dr. Xiaopeng Gong’s used advanced statistical skills to address questions of interest, include the impact of family and culture on adolescents and immigrant students’ academic, social and emotional outcomes. In her recent work, she explored the relations between perfectionism, coping, parenting and emotion intelligence among college students. Currently she is working on two projects: one is second-generation Asian immigrant students’ psychological well-beings, the other she collected data from college students in the United States and China to compare how culture and family influences students’ emotion regulation and well-beings.


Dr. Xiaopeng Gong worked in middle and high schools for eight years in China. She worked in CLUE-Plus Project (Javits grant) in the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development, Ball State University for three years, and was involved into the 21st Community Learning Centers Evaluation Project.


Courses taught:

ED 342 Applied Children’s Learning and Development


ED 611 Theory of Learning and Teaching



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