breadth of leadership experience

practitioner | consultant | researcher | academic | educator

building bridges and promoting diverse perspectives

leadership in psychology

American Psychological Association

  • APA Board of Directors: Council Leadership Team Chair and inaugural team

  • Past-President of Division 35 (Women)

  • Past-President of 45 (Ethnic Minorities)

  • Past-President of 52 (International)

  • APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology

  • APA Committee on Professional Practice and Standards

  • APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest

  • APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs


National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology

  • Past-President


Integrated and Community Health Care

  • National Association of Community Health Centers board

  • Asian American Pacific Community Health Organization board


Federal Leadership on Advisory boards of the US Dept of Health and Human Services

  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Center for Mental Health Services

  • Office of Minority Health

  • Office of the Surgeon General

  • Consultant to Advisory Committees on Women’s Services

  • Consultant to Advisory Committees on Eliminating Disparities

  • Consultant to Advisory Committees on High Risk Youth

  • Consultant to Advisory Committees on Asian American Mental Health

  • Institutional Review Boards of Mental Health and Clinical Training


State Leadership

  • New York State Psychological Association Council

  • Massachusetts Psychological Association Council

  • Division of Women’s Issues President

  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Public Health advisory committees


  • Clinical Practice: HSP Psychology license; independent practice; first Asian American licensed in Massachusetts in 1974

  • Director of Mental Health Clinic – 8 years

  • Integrated Health Care: Executive Director of Community Health Center – 10 years

  • Licensing: Served on Massachusetts Board of Registration for Psychologists


  • Currently: Tenured Full Professor in Psychology at Adelphi University

  • Academic Dean at Adelphi University and Alliant International University

  • Associate Professor at Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Medicine

international & global

  • 2018 Fulbright Scholar as Distinguished Chair to University of Sydney, Australia

  • 2018 President, International Council of Psychologists

  • Past-President, Division of International Psychology, APA

  • Committee on International Relations in Psychology, APA

researcher & scholar

  • Prolific scholarship on leadership, women’s issues, diversity, ethnic minorities, Asian Americans, and culturally competent services

  • Author of 18 books, numerous publications, and talks

Dr. Jean Lau Chin - we remember