Fulbright Scholar Dr. Zhi-jin Hou Joins Menlo College Faculty

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Zhi-jin Hou joins Menlo College facultyAugust 22, 2012

Menlo College welcomes Dr. Zhi-jin Hou to its faculty as its first Fulbright Scholar. She joins us from Beijing Normal University, where she is an associate professor of counseling in the School of Psychology. Dr. Hou will teach two courses: Cultural Issues in Psychology and Psychology Applied to Daily Life.

“It’s my great honor to be a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Menlo. I would like to share my professional and personal experience with students, faculty, and staff,” said Dr. Hou. “I am eager to get involved in all kinds of campus activities to get a better understanding of American culture.”

This August, Dr. Hou gave two poster presentations at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Orlando, Florida. They were, “Parental Career Expectation, Psychological Separation, and Career Decision Making” and “The Influence of Person-organization Fit, Career Growth on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention”. With another international team member, she co-authored an oral presentation for a symposium, “Lessons Learned: Building Resiliency and Working Internationally with Disaster Relief.”

Dr. Hou received her Ph.D. from Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a board member of Clinical and Counseling Psychology committee of the Chinese Psychological Society. She teaches and does research in the counseling and career development field.