Solomon Wang Ph.D

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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Education:

  • PhD, Human Development & Family Science, Loma Linda University
  • M.A. Family Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • B.S. Psychology, George Fox University

Key Awards/Affiliation:

  • LLU Outstanding Research Award, 2017
  • LLU Outstanding Student Award, 2017
  • Loma Linda University’s Dean’s List, 2012-2017
  • Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude, 2010
  • George Fox University Dean List, 2004-2007
  • George Fox University, Cum Laude 2007
  • National Council of Family Relationships, Oct 2017-Present
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Jan 2016-Present
  • American Psychological Association, 2008-Present
  • Western Psychological Association, 2008-2009; 2019-Present
  • Psi Chi, 2006-2008

Academic/Research Interests:

  • Program Development and evaluation
  • College Student Psychosocial Development
  • Loneliness
  • Geriatric Health & Mental Health
  • Statistics

Research or Publications:

  • Wang, S., Eldridge, K, Milosevic, J. & Hyancinth, J. The Transition to College: The Role of Faith and Emotional Relationships?, Dallas, TX, March 2019
  • Stiel, L., Estrella, J. & Wang, S. (2014). Family Resilience Predicts Socioeconomic Mobility of HUD Participants. Paper presented at the National Conference of Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov, 2014
  • Wang, S., Eldridge, K. & Parmelee, H. College students’ faith and interpersonal development: Connections and clarity for counselors. Poster presented Oct 2014 at the American Association for Christian Counselors Annual National Conference, Branson, MO.
  • Eldridge, K., Parmelee, H. & Wang, S., (2016) The Healing Power of Young Adult Relationship Education. Seminar presented March 2016 at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies Annual National Conference, Pasadena, CA, Mar 2016
  • Wang, S., Evans, M., Parmelee, H., & Eldridge, K., Distelberg, B. (manuscript in preparation) Relationship Intelligence: How relationship competence and skills are critical to collegiate mental health and development. 
  • Wang, S. & Distelberg, B. (In Press) Impressions of Personal Health Among Collegians: What Relationships and Faith Factors Predict Health Related Quality of Life Among College Students? College Student Journal
  • Wang, S., Eldridge, K.A., & Parmelee, H. (2016). Relationships with God, relationships with others, and health: Associations among first year college students. Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development, 15, 36-53.
  • Stiel, L. Estrella, J. Wang, S., & Distelberg, B. (2014) Family resilience predicts socioeconomic mobility of HUD participants. Journal of Human Behavior in the Environment, 24, 759-774 doi:10.1080/10911359.2013.873755

Philosophy of Education:

Learning is not just an intellectual experience but an emotional and spiritual one.  Learning should be used as a vehicle to not only serve God and others but to also discover one's identity in the world and in the coming Kingdom

Hobbies/interests

  • Martial Arts (Bujinkan, Muay Thai, & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) 
  • Fingerstyle Guitar
  • Rock digging/hounding
  • Voice Acting
  • Cooking
  • Computer coding/programming
  • Real Estate investing

Favorite Scripture

Proverbs 3:5