I have a PhD and BS from the University of Texas, as well as an MA from Dallas Baptist University and Catholic Theological Union. I've taught undergraduate and graduate courses in public health, psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, and human services. I am the editor of Domestic Violence in Asian American Communities and Many Paths, One Purpose: Career Paths for Social Work and Human Services Majors. I've written 30 research articles about intimate partner abuse, Asian American youth identity development, and elderly depression.
I served on 45 thesis and dissertation committees and am on the editorial boards of the Journal of Emotional Abuse and the Qualitative Report. I also serve as an editorial reviewer for Violence Against Women and the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.
I am the founding editor of the journal "Family Violence & Ethnic Populations." Prior to my current academic position, I worked in private practice with court-ordered populations dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence, and other mental health issues. I am currently an adjunct online instructor in the clinical mental health counseling program.