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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance

Ming Cui, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Cui is accepting new graduate students for 2020-21.

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Get to know Dr. Cui

Interests

My areas of research interests include:

  • Adolescent and young adult development (e.g., emotional and behavioral problems)
  • The influence of family of origin (e.g., parenting) on adolescents and young adults
  • Cultural diversity in family and child studies
  • Research methodology

Education

My academic training has been interdisciplinary.

  • Postdoctoral training (Iowa State University)
  • Ph.D. in Sociology (Iowa State University)
  • M.S. in Statistics (Iowa State University)
  • M.S. in Sociology (Iowa State University)
  • B.S. in Economics (Northern Jiaotong University)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

I published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed ISI ranked journals including:

  • Journal of Marriage and Family
  • Journal of Research on Adolescence
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Journal of Family Psychology
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Research

Accomplishments

  • Faculty Excellence Award, College of Human Sciences (2017/2018)
  • Fulbright Scholar Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholar (2017/2018)
  • University Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, Florida State University (2013/2014)
  • University Graduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2010/2011)
  • New Contribution Award, International Association for Relationship Research (2002)

A Day in My Life

Life Philosophy

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
– John Dewey

Strengths

Hardworking Motivated Team player

FAMILY

I grew up in Beijing, China. I live with my husband and our two daughters in Tallahassee, FL.  

Languages

English
Chinese

Words to Live By

“An essential ingredient in the research process is the judgment of the scientist.”
– Jacob Cohen

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