Dr. Min Wang
Dr. Min Wang

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Human Development
& Quantitative Methodology
University of Maryland, College Park
Tel. (301) 405-8798
E-mail: minwang@umd.edu

        Dr. Min Wang received her Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto in 2000. Upon graduation she completed her post-doctoral training at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, funded by a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She became a member of the Faculty of Human Development at the University of Maryland in 2002.

        Dr. Wang’s research interests are in the area of language and reading development. Specifically, she is interested in how cross language and writing system differences impact learning to speak and read in a first and second language. Her recent work has mainly focused on Chinese-English, Korean-English, Spanish-English bilingual children and adults, and funded by NIH/NICHD, NSF, and Spencer Foundation in the past ten years. Dr. Wang is also interested in extending her work to other bilingual populations involving various languages and writing systems in the world.

        Dr. Wang is currently serving on the editorial boards of Applied PsycholinguisticsWriting Systems Research, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and International Multilingual Research Journal. She is also serving the current Director of Graduate Studies in her department and the Executive Committee of the NSF-IGERT program at the University of Maryland in Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity. She was selected for Fellow status in the APS (Association for Psychological Science) in 2013.

Areas of Student Supervision

          Language and reading acquisition in first languages;  Learning to read in a second language; Bilingual/bilteracy development 

Recent Research Projects
Bilingual and Biliteracy Research Lab