Christie Chung Curriculum Vitae

Education
Postdoctorate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 2005

MA, Claremont Graduate University, 2001

BS, University of Toronto, 2000

Courses Taught
Fundamentals of Psychology (PSYC049)

Analytical Methods in Psychology/Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (PSYC084/146) Human Memory (PSYC130)

Cognitive Psychology (PSYC156)

Memory and Aging (PSYC168)

History and Issues in Psychology (PSYC192)

Teaching Practicum (PSYC 177)

Directed Research (PSY179)

Senior Projects (PSYC191)

Independent Study (PSYC195)

Community Engagement Learning & Internships

Professional Experience
July 2021 to present, Associate Provost for Student Success and Undergraduate Education, Mills College. 

February to June 2021, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success and Undergraduate Education, Mills College.

July 2018 to present. Esther Lee Mirmow Endowed Chair Professor in Psychology. Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

June 2018 to present. Professor of Psychology. Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

July 2018 to January 2019. Biopsychology Program Chair. Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

July 2014 to June 2017. Letts-Villard Endowed Chair Professor in the Natural Sciences, Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

June 2012 to June 2018. Associate Professor of Psychology. Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

August 2007-May 2012, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA

June 2005 to July 2007, Postdoctoral Associate. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

August 2000 to May 2005, Research Associate. Claremont Memory and Aging Project, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA.

Research Experience
August 2007 to present, Director. Mills Cognition Laboratory (MCL), Mills College Psychology Department. Conduct and direct research on cognitive aging and emotional memory.

May 2008 to August 2008, Visiting Researcher. Claremont Memory and Aging Project, Pitzer College. Conducted emotional memory and aging studies in collaboration with Dr. Leah Light.

June 2005 to July 2007, Postdoctoral Associate. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT. Conducted behavioral neuroscience research studies in cognitive aging, emotional memory, long-term memory, and Parkinson’s disease using behavioral and neuroimaging methods (fMRI) with Dr. Suzanne Corkin.

August 2000 to May 2005, Research Associate. Claremont Memory and Aging Project, Pitzer College. Conducted aging and recognition memory research projects with Dr. Leah L. Light.

September 1999 to August 2000, Research Assistant. Psychology Department and Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto. Worked with Dr. Lynn Hasher on cognitive aging and memory research projects.

September 1999 to May 2000, Research Assistant. Psychology Department, University of Toronto. Worked with Dr. Romin Tafarodi on social and cross-cultural research projects.

May 1999 to September 1999, Research Assistant. Psychology Department, Hong Kong University. Conducted a cognitive psychology research project that examined the relation between letter font size and long-term memory under supervision of Dr. Henry Kao.

Teaching Experience
November 2018. Guest Lecturer. Cognitive Psychology in History and Issues of Psychology (taught by Drs. Carol George, Dean Morier, Elizabeth Bachen), Psychology Department, Mills College.

March 2015. Guest Lecturer. “Aging and Socioemotional Selectivity Theory” in Neuropsychology of Aging (taught by Dr. David Ziegler), Psychology Department, University of San Francisco.

March 2013. Guest Lecturer. “Reasoning and Decision Making.” Administrative Behaviors (taught by Dr. Paul Schulman), Government Department, Mills College.

June 2012 to present. Associate Professor of Psychology. Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

August 2007 to May 2012. Assistant Professor of Psychology. Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, California, USA.

August 2007 to present, Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology. Mills College.

April 2006. Guest Lecturer, “Cognitive Control: Working Memory and the Frontal Lobe.” Cognitive Neuroscience (taught by Suzanne Corkin), MIT.

December 2005. Guest Lecturer, “Individual Differences in Learning and Memory.” Neural Basis of Learning and Memory (taught by Dr. Suzanne Corkin and Dr. Matthew Wilson), MIT.

September 2004 to May 2005, Undergraduate Thesis Advisor. Psychology Department, California State University, Fullerton.

September 2004 to December 2004, Adjunct Professor. Cognitive Psychology, California State University, Fullerton.

June 2004 to August 2004, Teaching Associate. Meta-Analysis (taught by Dr. Robert Rosenthal). School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

February 2004 to June 2004, Adjunct Professor. Cognitive Psychology, California State University, Fullerton.

August 2003 to December 2003, Adjunct Professor. 2 Introduction to Psychology classes, Citrus College.

July 2003, Guest Lecturer, “Psychology of Thinking”. Introduction to Psychology (taught by Dr. Theodore Joseph), Chaffey College.

March 2002 to May 2002, Teaching Associate. Multiple Regression (taught by Dr. Dale Berger). School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

January 2002 to March 2002, Teaching Associate. ANOVA (taught by Dr. Dale Berger). School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

September 2001 to November 2001, Teaching Associate. Intermediate Statistics (taught by Dr. Kathy Pezdek). School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

Invited Talks
August 2021, Pump-Up program trainer at West Virginia University Mentorship program designed for underrepresented students in Psychology.

May 2021, Commencement speaker for the Asians and Asian Americans Together (AAAT) Graduation Ceremony at Mills College

Fall 2020. Invited lecture on cross-cultural emotional memory and old age at Stanford School of Medicine.

October 2017. Experience Mills Open House–“How Our Brains Make Memories”.

June 2017. Family Caregiver Support Program, City of Fremont, Human Services Department–“Memory and emotion in old age: The positives of aging”.

July 2015.  Amazing CARE Network–“The effects of age and culture on emotional memory”, Sacramento, CA 

June 2015.  Amazing CARE Network–“The effects of age and culture on emotional memory”, Los Angeles, CA.

June 2015.  Amazing CARE Network–“The effects of age and culture on emotional memory”, Mills College, CA.

March 2015. Guest Lecture. “Aging and Socioemotional Selectivity Theory” in Neuropsychology of Aging (taught by Dr. David Ziegler), Psychology Department, University of San Francisco.

March 2015. Piner High School STEM Café keynote speaker, Santa Rosa, CA.

October 2014. Honors Transfer Council of California Faculty Roundtable Event Keynote Speaker, Mills College, CA.

May 2014. Piner High School–“Cognitive psychology as a profession”, Santa Rosa, CA.

August 2013. Mills College Alumnae Association, Hawaii Chapter, “Current directions in emotional memory and aging research”, Honolulu, HI.

June 2013. Mills Alumnae Association/Trustees, Chicago Chapter, “The effects of age and culture on emotional memory”, Evanston, IL.

May 2013. Mills Alumnae Association, Monterey Chapter, “How does emotional memory change with age?”, Carmel, CA.

April 2013. City of Fremont, Senior Peer Counseling Program, “The effects of age and culture on emotional memory” Fremont City Hall, Fremont, CA.

March 2013. Guest Lecturer. “Reasoning and Decision Making.” Administrative Behaviors (taught by Dr. Paul Schulman), Government Department, Mills College.

November, 2010 and 2011, Mills College Fall Visit Day, “Memory: What is it and can we trust it?” Mills College, Oakland, CA.

September 2011, Grand Lake Gardens Lecture. Mills Cognition Lab older adults recruitment talk. Oakland, CA.

March, 2011, Faculty Lecture Series at Mills College, “A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Positivity Effect in Memory”. Mills College, Oakland, CA.

January, 2010, “College for a Day”, the Seven Sisters colleges +2, Denver, Colorado.

November, 2009, Boston Mills College Alumnae event, Boston, MA.

October, 2009, Mills College Reunion Weekend, “Emotional memory in old age: Let’s remember the positive things!” Mills College, Oakland, CA.

September, 2009, Keynote address, National Society for Collegiate Scholars Induction ceremony. Mills College, Oakland, CA.

May, 2009, University of California San Francisco Medical School, Memory and Aging Center, “Cognitive Basis of the Positivity Effect in Old Age”. University of California, San Francisco, CA.

March, 2009, Faculty Lecture Series at Mills College, “Emotional Memory Throughout the Lifespan: Is the Positivity Effect in Old Age Real?”. Mills College, Oakland, CA.

October, 2008, Rossmoor Mills College Alumnae Event, “Memory changes and the positivity effect in old age”. Rossmoor Community, Walnut Creek, CA.

May 2, 2008, Aurelia Henry Reinhart Board of Trustee Meeting, “How does memory change as we age?” Mills College, Oakland, CA.

February 5, 2008, Faculty Lecture Series at Mills College, “An Examination of Memory Changes and the Positivity Effect in Old Age”. Mills College, Oakland, CA.

November 16, 2006, Movement Disorders Clinic, “Early Parkinson’s Disease Spares Recollection but Impairs Familiarity”. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

November 1, 2006, Charles River Association for Memory 2006 meeting, “An Examination of Recognition Memory Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease: Spared Recollection but Impaired Familiarity”. MIT, Cambridge, MA.

May 19, 2006, Memory Disorders Research Center, “The Effects of Age and Repetition on Recognition Memory”. Boston VA Hospital, Boston, MA.

September 13, 2005, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Talk, “Recognition Memory and Aging: Evidence from ROC Modeling”. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

September 9, 2005, Research Presentation at Dr. Daniel Schacter’s lab, “The Effect of Age on Associative and Item Recognition Memory”. Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

April 29, 2005, Cognitive Psychology Departmental Lecture, “Effects of Age and Study Repetition on Recognition Memory”. School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA.

November 22, 2004, Research Presentation for Dr. Suzanne Corkin’s lab, “The Effects of Repetition on Recognition Memory in Young and Older Adults”. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

September 27, 2002, Cognitive Psychology Departmental Lecture, “The Effect of Strategic Instructions on Recall-to-Reject in Associative Recognition”. School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Conference Presentations
Chung, C., Berkowitz, S., Schulte-Bisping, M., & Cormia, Anne (2020, November). The effects of age and political beliefs on COVID-19 pandemic memory. Poster presentation at the Psychonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Schulte-Bisping, M., Chung, C., Sorenson, S., Young, M. (2020, October). The Effects of Gender and Valence on Facial Recognition Memory. Poster presentation attheWestern Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Cormia, A., Chung, C., Hurd, K., Young, M. (2020, October). The Effects of Jurors’ Gender and Rape Myth Acceptance on Memory for Sexual Assault. Poster presentation attheWestern Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Chung, C. (2019, June). The Effects of Gender and Sexual Orientation on Facial Recognition Memory. Talk given attheSingapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP), Singapore.

Chung, C., Schulte-Bisping, M. &, Sorenson, S. (2019, March). Participants’ Gender and Sexual Orientation Affect Recognition for Male, Female, and Gender Non-Conforming Faces. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France.

O’Brien & Chung, C. (2018, August). Generalizability of Schemas as Mediators among Childhood Abuse, Sexual trauma, and Revictimization. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Dougherty, L. & Chung, C. (2018, May). How does linguistics affect racialization, bias, and memory? Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Chung, C., & Cormia, A. (2018, May). How Do Gender and Attitudes Toward Sexual Assault Influence Memory? Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Chung, C. (2017, July). Is Psychology a Science? Talk at Psych One Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Chung, C., & Jackson, T. (2017, May). The Effects of Racial Identity and Collectivism on Memory Recall. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, Boston, MA.

Chung, C., & Tsang, S. (2016, December). How Do Age-Related Cultural Schemas Affect Perspective Taking? Poster presented at the Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society.

Chung, C., Peters, S., & MacIntyre, C. (2016, May). The Effects of Scent and Depression on Long-term Memory. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, Chicago, IL

Chung, C., Fresnedi, J. G., Cormia, A., & Zaporozhets, V. (2016, April). An Examination of Facial Recognition based on Gender Non-conformity and Sexuality. Poster presented at thePsi Chi Conference, University of San Francisco, CA.

Chung, C., Fresnedi, J. G., Cormia, A., & Zaporozhets, V. (2016, April). An Examination of Facial Recognition based on Gender Non-conformity and Sexuality. Poster presented at theHuman Behavior Research Conference, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA.

Chung, C., & Przemyslaw, J. A. (2015, May). The Effects of Physical Activity Duration and Intensity on Age-related Cognition. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, New York City, NY.

Chung, C., Yip, A. P. W. (2015, January). Culture, Attitudes, and Emotional Memory: A Complicated Relationship. Talk given atGerontological Society of America (GSA) – Sino Conference, Hong Kong

Chung, C., Dees, C., & Przemyslaw, J. A. (2014, November). How do Religious and Sexual Orientations affect Memory for Weight-Related Stimuli? Poster presented at thePsychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Chung, C. (July, 2012, 2014, & 2017). Participation at the PsychOne Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Baldwin, A. J., & Chung, C. (2014, February). How do Religious Beliefs and Age Influence Social Partner Choice and Memory? Poster presented at theInternational Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference, Seattle, WA.

Chung, C. (2013, December). An Examination of the Age-related Positivity Effect in US, China, and Hong Kong. Talk given at theHong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (HKICEPS).

Chung, C., Bower, M., Yip, A. P. W., Thrumston, D., Blacher, S., Baldwin, A. J. (2013, November). How do Age-related Cultural Schemas Affect Perspective Taking? Poster presented at thePsychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Chung, C., & Baldwin, A. J. (2013, August). How does View of Life after Death affect Socioemotional Selectivity in Young and Older Adults? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chung, C., Samuelsson, L., Choi, Y., Yip, A. P. W., Lin, Z., & Baldwin, A. J. (2013, August). Japan Disaster 2011 Flashbulb Memory Study.Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lin, Z., & Chung, C. (2013, May). The Effect of Immigration on the Positivity Effect in Old Age. Poster presented at theInternational Cultural Neuroscience Consortium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Ryan, S. V., & Chung, C. (2013, May). How do Weight Consciousness and Sexual Orientation affect Implicit Memory? Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, Washington, DC.

Chung, C. (2013, April). Cross-Cultural Examination of the Positivity Effect in Old Age: US, China, and Hong Kong. Poster presented at theNational Science Foundation Day at University of California, Davis.

Chung, C., Yip, A. P. W., & Lin, Z. (2012, April). Cross-Cultural Examination of the Positivity Effect in Old Age: US, China, and Hong Kong. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, GA.

Chung, C., & Lin, Z. (2011, November). The Effect of Immigration on the Positivity Effect in Memory. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Conference, Seattle, WA.

Chung, C., & Sharifi, F. (2011, April). Comparison of the Positivity Effect in US and Afghanistan. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Chung, C., Samuelsson, L., True, A.M., & Tsuchiya, K. (2011, April). Effect of Age on Memory for the San Bruno Explosion. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Wong, S.A., Chung, C., & Lin, Z. (2011, April). Intersections of Language Brokering, Biculturalism, and Language in Chinese Americans. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Chung, C., & Lin, Z. (2011, February). A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Positivity Effect in Memory: China vs. United States. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference, Boston, MA.

Chung, C., & Lin, Z. (2011). A cross-cultural examination of the positivity effect in memory: China vs. United States. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (S1), 11. doi:10.1017/S1355617711000415

Chung, C., Harris, S., Wong, S., Sharifi, F., & Mahinda, E. (2010, August). Effects of Weight Consciousness and Circadian Arousal on Women’s Memory. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, San Diego, CA.

Kugay, K., & Chung, C. (2010, June). Connections between Depression and Attitudes Toward Nature. Poster presented at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Chung, C., Lin, Z., True, A., & Bayda, M. (2010, April). Emotional Memory in Chinese vs. American Older Adults. Poster presented at the Western Psychology Conference, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA.

Chung, C., & Lin, Z. (2010, April). Emotional Memory in Chinese vs. American Older Adults. Poster presented at theCognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, Georgia.

Chung, C., Mahinda, E., & Sharifi, F. (2009, November). Can Selection Bias Explain the Positive Effect in Old Age. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Chung, C. (2009, July). The Positive Effect in Old Age: Is it Real? Talk and session chair at Times of Our Lives: Making Sense of Ageing Conference, Oxford University, U.K.

Chung, C., Sharifi, F., Wong, S. A., Mahinda, E. (2009, May). The Basis of Emotional Memory Enhancement in Women. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Chung, C., Sharifi, F., Mahinda, E. (2009, May). The Positive Effect in Old Age: A Cohort Effect?Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Chung, C. (2008, June). The Positivity Effect in Old Age: Why does it occur? Talk given at the Asian Psychological Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chung, C., Brown, M., Locascio, J., Kozberg, M., & Corkin, S. (2007, November). Cognitive Basis of the Positivity Effect in Old Age. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.

Chung, C., & Light, L. L. (2006, April). Correlates of Cognitive Function and Recollection in Older Adults. Poster presented at theCognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, Georgia.

Chung, C., & Light, L. L. (2005, August). The Effects of Age and Repetition on Recognition Memory. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, Washington, D.C.

Chung, C. (2005, August). Non-Academic Careers after Graduate School. Graduate Student Symposium co-chair, American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, Washington, D.C.

Chung, C., & Livingston, C. (2005, May). Modality Effects on First Impressions in Memory for Repetition. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society (APS) Convention, Los Angeles, California.

Light, L. L., Chung, C., Pendergrass, R., Van Ocker, J. C., & Olfman, D. (2004, April). Effects of Repetition and Response Pressure on Item Recognition Memory in Young and Older Adults. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, Georgia.

Light L. L., Patterson, M. M., Chung, C., & Healy, M. R. (2002, November). Effects of Presentation Frequency and Response Deadline on Associative Recognition in Young and Older Adults. Poster presented at thePsychonomics Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri.

Chung, C., & Light, L. L. (2002, April). The Effect of Strategic Instructions on Recall-to-Reject in Associative Recognition Memory. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Convention, Irvine, California.

Light, L. L., Healy, M. R., Merrifield, M., & Chung, C. (2002, April). Aging, Signal Detection Theory, and Recognition Memory. Poster presented at theCognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, Georgia.

Hasher, L., Chung, C., May, C. P., & Foong, N. (2002, April). Age, Time of Testing, and Proactive Interference. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference (CAC), Atlanta, Georgia.

Chung, C., & Hasher, L. (2000, June). The Effect of Circadian Arousal on a Release from Proactive Interference Task. Poster presented at theUniversity of Toronto Honors Thesis Conference, University of Toronto, Canada.

Chung, C. (2000, May). The Effect of Circadian Arousal on a Release from Proactive Interference Task. Talk given at the Ontario Undergraduate Honors Thesis Conference, University of Guelph, Canada.

Publications
Chung, C., Schulte-Bisping, M., Sorenson, S., & Cormia, Anne (in press). The effects of gender and sexual orientation on facial recognition memory. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences.

Chung, C. (2021). The effects of culture and view of aging on perspective taking in young adults. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 17(2), 99-106.

Chung, C., Schulte-Bisping, M., & Berkowitz, S. (2021). The effects of age and political engagement on COVID-19 pandemic metamemory. Psychreg Journal of Psychology, 5(1).

Chung, C. (2019) Cognitive Processes. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer Nature.

Chung, C. (2019) Beliefs of Life After Death and Social Partner Choice. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer Nature.

Chung, C. (2018). Is Psychology a Science? An Assignment to Shape Students’ Perceptions of the Field. In R. R. Miller (Ed.), Teaching Tips. Society for Teaching of Psychology. 

Olfman, D., Light, L. L., Schmalstig, M., Pospisil, D., Pendergrass, R., & Chung, C. (2017).  Preserved Criterion Flexibility in Item Recognition in Older Adults. Psychology and Aging, 32, 675-680.

Chung, C., & Przemyslaw, J. A. (2016). The effects of physical activity duration and intensity on age-related cognition. Jacobs Journal of Gerontology, 2(1).

Chung, C., & Dees, C. (2016). The effects of sexual and religious orientations on memory for weight-related stimuli. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 5, 87-99. doi: 10.5861/ijrsp.2016.1492

Chung, C., & Baldwin, A. (2015). The effect of Christian belief in eternal life on age-related social partner choice. The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 9(1). 

Chung, C., Yip, A. P. W., and Lin, Z. (2014). Culture, attitudes, and emotional memory: A complicated relationship. International Journal on Research Studies in Psychology, 3(5), 1-12. doi: 10.5861/ijrsp.2014.866.

Sharifi, F. and Chung, C. (2014). Emotional memory and aging: Afghanistan vs. US. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 4 (1), 1-17.

Chung, C. (2014). Our impressionable cognition – A reply to commentary: “When younger adults look like older adults”. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 4 (1), 28-32.

Chung, C., Yip, A. P. W., and Lin, Z. (2013). An Examination of the Age-related Positivity Effect in US, China, and Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 978-986-87417-3-7

Chung, C., and Lin, Z (2012). A cross-cultural examination of the positivity effect in memory: United States vs. China. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(1), 31-44.

Summers, S. L., and Chung, C. (2012), A holistic approach to understanding military TBIs: A multidisciplinary perspective. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 11. Retrieved from www.kon.org/urc/v10/summers.html

Chung, C., and Lin, Z. (2011). A cross-cultural examination of the positivity effect in memory: China vs. United States. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (S1), 11. doi:10.1017/S1355617711000415

Chung, C., Sharifi, F, and Harris, S. (2011), The effects of circadian arousal and weight consciousness on women’s memory. Psychology, 2, 732-736. doi: 10.4236/psych.2011.27112

Sharifi, F., Chung, C., Mahinda, E., Johnson, J., and Wong, S.A. (2011), Emotional Memory in Women: Why a Negativity Bias? Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 22.

Chung, C. (2010), Effects of View of Life and Selection Bias on Emotional Memory in Old Age. GeroPsycyh: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(3), 161-168.

Chung, C. (2010), Is the positivity effect in old age a cohort effect? Book chapter: Times of Our Lives. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press. (ISBN: 978-1-904710-91-2).

Chung, C. (2009), The positivity effect in old age: Why does it occur? Book chapter in J. Jaafar, and S. McCarthy (Eds.), Building Asian Families and Communities. UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Chung, C., and Light, L. L. (2009), Effects of age and study repetition on plurality discrimination. Aging, Neurospsychology, and Cognition.

Light, L. L., Chung, C., Pendergrass, R., and Van Ocker, J. C. (2006), Effects of repetition and response deadline on item recognition in young and older adults. Memory and Cognition, 34, 335–343.

Healy, M. R., Light, L. L., and Chung, C. (2005), Dual-process models of associative recognition in young and older adults: Evidence from receiver operating characteristics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 768-788.

Light, L. L., Patterson, M. M., Chung, C., and Healy, M. R. (2004), Effects of repetition and response deadline on associative recognition in young and older adults. Memory and Cognition, 32, 1182-1193.

Light, L. L., Healy, M. R., Patterson, M. M., and Chung, C. (2004), Dual-Process Models of Memory in Young and Older Adults: Evidence from Associative Recognition. Chapter prepared for L. Taconnat, D. Clarys, S. Vanneste, and M. Isingrini (Eds.), Proceedings of the VIIth Cognitive Aging Conference (Tours, France). Paris: Public book Editions.

Hasher, L., Chung, C., May, C. P., and Foong, N. (2002), Age, time of testing, and proactive interference. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56, 200-207.

Psychonomics Society Associate Editorial Work
Chung, C. (2021, June 15). Meditation as a way to improve your relationship with yourself. Psychonomic Society.

Chung, C. (2021, May 4). Mask wearing can alter fundamental cognitive networks for the McGurk effect. Psychonomic Society.

Chung, C. (2021, February 2). The untold benefits of life-long exposure to different cultures and languages. Psychonomic Society.

Chung, C. (2021, January 14). Did you really hear that? How false memory can help us understand false hearing in old age. Psychonomic Society.

Support production of All Things Cognition podcast.

Media Appearances
February 2021, Mills Cognition Lab featured on Mills College Instagram page.

January 2021, Psychonomic Society interview as Digital Associate Editor.

January 2013, Interview featured in HUG Toronto.

Summer 2012, Interview in Mills Quarterly: The Persistence of Memory.

April 2011, Interview in the Campanil Newspaper: Memories of the Japan Disaster.

April 2011, Featured on National Society for Collegiate Scholars webpage (Distinguished Member Award in 2009).

Winter 2009, Featured in Mills Quarterly: Alumnae Association of Mills College presentation.

Consulting
October 2002 to May 2005, Statistical Consultant to a Business Administration PhD student, The Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University.

November 2003 to May 2005, Programming Consultant (Programming Language: PsyScope) to a Psychology Ph.D. student, School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

October 2002 to September 2003, Statistical Consultant. School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

March 2003 to July 2003, Statistical Consultant to an Information Science Ph.D. student. School of Information Science, Claremont Graduate University.

January 2002 to July 2002, Writing Consultant to an Executive MBA student, The Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University.

September 2001 to December 2001, Statistical Consultant to 2 Psychology Master’s students, School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

Professional Responsibilities
May 2021 to present, Editorial Board, PsychReg Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 2515-138X)

March 2021 to present, Oxford University Press Digital Resource contributor

January 2021 to present, Psychonomic Society Digital Associate Editor

  • Publish articles regularly based on newly accepted Psychonomic Society journal articles (see list in Publications above)
  • Support the production of All Things Cognition podcasts

June 2014 to present, Editorial Board, Journal of Integrated Social Science (ISSN 1942-1052)

August 2021, Trainer for PUMP-UP mentorship program at West Virginia University, VA. Peer mentoring program designed for BIPOC psychology graduate students.

June 2020 to June 2021, Invited psychology mentor in the Accelerated Mentoring Program (AMP) for racial minority students majoring in Psychology at Salisbury University, MD.

December 2017, 2018, 2019, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 20 (Aging and Adult Development) and Division 35 (Women in Psychology) conference submission reviewer

November 2018, Tenure and promotion external reviewer for Rhodes College.

December 2017, 2018, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 20 (Aging and Adult Development) and Division 35 (Women in Psychology) conference submission reviewer.

June 2014 to present, Editorial Board, Journal of Integrated Social Science (ISSN 1942-1052).

July 2014 to present, Board of Advisors, iCare, non-profit medical organization.

June 2014 to present, Editor, Journal of Integrated Social Science (ISSN 1942-1052)

2006 to present, Ad Hoc Reviewer:
American Psychological Association journal, Neuropsychology
Taylor and Francis journal, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
Ammons Scientific journal, Perceptual and Motor Skills
Taylor and Francis journal, Aging and Mental Health
ELSEVIER journal, Consciousness and Cognition
SAGE journal, Research on Aging
Elsevier journal, Neuropsychologia
American Psychological Association journal, Emotion
Springer journal Current Psychology
Hindawi journal Journal of Aging Research
Australian Psychological Society journal Australian Journal of Psychology
Taylor and Francis journal Communication Monographs
Springer journal Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

July 2013 to December 2013, 2013 Psychology and Health Conference Organizer, Sanya, China.

February 2011 to July 2012. APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Education Committee member.

February 2011 to present, APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Education Committee member.

February 2010 to present, Textbook reviewer for Pearson Publishing Company.

June 2009, 2010, APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Doctoral Research Awards reviewer.

March 2006 to 2007, MUST (Mentoring Undergraduates for Successful and Tenacity Program) Mentor, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

February 2006 to March 2006, Reviewer, Elsevier Journal, “Neuropsychologia.”

December 2005 to January 2006, Reviewer, APA Journal, “Emotion.”

August 2005 to September 2006, Postdoctoral Representative of APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging).

August 2004 to September 2005, Graduate Student Representative of APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging).

January 2005 to May 2005, Cognitive Brown Bag Luncheon Talk Coordinator. School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University.

College Service
July 2021 to present, Associate Provost of Student Success and Undergraduate Education.

February to June 2021, Interim Associate Provost of Student Success and Undergraduate Education.

Responsibilities as Associate Provost (also reviewed annually by Provost as faculty/administrator):

  • Liaison with: Intersectional Anti-Racism Team, Enrollment Management and Marketing, Records, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Division of Student Life, and the Office of Advising, Career & Global Learning
  • Served on key Mills-UC Berkeley partnership committees (2020-2021)
  • Lead core Mills-Northeastern partnership workstreams
  • Serve as Mills College’s Academic Integrity Officer.
  • Ex-officio member of the Academic Standing Committee.
  • Act as point person for student concerns related to academics and faculty.
  • Responsible for student communications related to academic affairs.
  • Collaborate with the Division of Student Life on strategies to improve inclusion. and campus climate for diverse groups of students.
  • Communicate with faculty about student feedback and coach faculty to develop capacity to create inclusive classrooms.
  • Lead student communication efforts for Academic Affairs on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Supervise all summer bridge and academic support programs—Summer Academic Workshop (SAW), Hellman for science students, MPowered for transfer students, and Mills Promise program.
  • Oversee First Year Experience planning and design First Year Seminar curriculum with instructors and Division of Student Life staff.
  • Suport programming of college events, e.g., Commencement, Convocation, Orientation, faculty welcome/orientation workshops, advising workshops, and faculty retreat.
  • Design and implement transparent and student-centered policies and case management systems that require the collaboration of the following offices: Provost’s Office, Students Accounts, Financial Aid, Records, and the Division of Student Life.
  • Faculty Wellness Initiative
  • (August 2021 onwards) Support operational and administrative aspects of the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT)

May 2021 Commencement keynote speaker for the Asians and Asian Americans Together (AAAT) Graduation ceremony.

January 2021 to December 2021. Study Abroad Committee

July 2020 to September 2020. Mills-UC Berkeley faculty pre-review ad hoc working group member

April 2020 to June 2020. Mills-UC Berkeley Program Planning task force member
—Natural and Health Sciences sub-group leader

Spring 2020. Faculty Marshal

May 2020. Natural and Health Sciences End-of-Year celebration speaker.

September 2019 to August 2020. Mills College Faculty Leadership Fellow

September 2019 to present. Faculty Mentor for Dr. Jaci Urbani (Assistant Professor of Education)

September 2019 to December 2019. Member of the Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee

February 2019 to present. Member of the Advancing Learning with Improved Course Inquiry Assessments (ALICIA) Working Group

September 2018 to July 2020. Chair of the Appointment, Tenure, and Promotion (APT) Committee

January 2017 to January 2020. Faculty Advisor for the Psychology Club

August 2008 to May 2013, August 2018 to present. Faculty Advisor for South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander (SAMEAPI) Awareness Now! Month (April)

August 2008 to May 2013, August 2018 to present. Faculty Advisor for the Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA) at Mills College

August 2011 to June 2014 (Founding faculty), August 2019 to present. Faculty Advisor for the International Student Association (ISA) at Mills College

August 2012 and June 2019. Organized and participated in international students and alumnae outreach events in Hong Kong

September 2018 to present, Chair of the Appointment, Tenure, and Promotion (APT) Committee

September 2018 to December 2018, Member of the Early Childhood Education Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee

November 2017 to March 2018, Member of the Psychology Assistant Adjunct Professor (2018-2019) Search Committee

September 2017 to June 2018, Faculty Mentor for Dr. Argelia Lara (Assistant Professor of Education) 

August 2008 to June 2014, August 2018 to Spring 2019, Faculty Advisor for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at Mills College Chapter

August 2008 to May 2013, August 2018 to present, Faculty Advisor for South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander (SAMEAPI) Awareness Now! Month (April)

August 2008 to May 2013, August 2018 to present, Faculty Advisor for the Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA) at Mills College

September 2017 to September 2017, Member of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Committee

January 2014 to August 2017, Member of the Academic Standing Committee

October 2014 to February 2015, Chair of the Psychology Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee

September 2014 to January 2015, Member of the Mills College Vice President of Student Life Search Committee

April 2014, Grant reviewer for the Meg Quigley Fellowship 2014-2015

April 2013 to 2017, Faculty Organizer of the Mills College Science Research Conference/Women in the Science Frontier/Admissions event.

January 2014 to present, Academic Standing Committee member.

September 2012 to May 2013, Strategic Planning Committee Steering Group member. Member of Working Group 5: Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Sustainability.

August 2012 to present, Faculty Co-Chair of the Diversity and Social Justice Committee at Mills College. Chair of the Student Concerns sub-committee.

April 2013, Faculty Organizer of the 1st Mills College Science Research Conference.

August 2012, Organized and participated in international students and alumnae outreach events in Hong Kong.

August 2012, First year book discussion panelist. Book: “Half the Sky” by Kristof and WuDunn.

June 2012 to August 2012, Member of the Mills College Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students Search Committee

May 2012, Member of the New Writing Center Tutor Hiring Committee.

October 2011 to May 2012, Member of the Mills College Chinese Language Faculty Search Committee

August 2011 to present, Co-founder of the Lifespan Development Lecture Series (in collaboration with Dr. Priya Shimpi, Assistant Professor of Education).

August 2010 to May 2013, Member of the Diversity Committee at Mills College.
Faculty representative of “Student Concerns” sub-committee in Diversity Committee

August 2009 to May 2011, Chair of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) committee at Mills College

August 2009 to September 2010, Member of the Human Subjects Committee at Mills College

August 2008 to present, Faculty Advisor of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at Mills College for Women Chapter

August 2008 to May 2013, Faculty Advisor of South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander (SAMEAPI) Awareness Now! Month (April)

August 2008 to May 2013, Faculty Advisor of the Asian Pacific Islander Sisterhood Alliance (APISA) at Mills College

January 2009 to May 2009, Mills College Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division Secretary

August 2008 to May 2009, Member of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) committee at Mills College

August 2008 to May 2009, Faculty advisor of the Living Learning Community Psychology Group at Mills College

Professional Affiliations
International Alumna, the Phi Beta Kappa Association

Member, American Psychological Association (APA)

Member, APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging)

Member, APA Division 35 (Women in Psychology)

Member, APA Division 52 (International Psychology)

Graduate Student Representative, APA Division 20 (2004-2005)

Post-doctoral Scholar Representative, APA Division 20 (2005-2006)

Education Committee Member, APA Division 20 (2011-present 

Member, Association for Psychological Science (APS 

Member, The Psychonomic Society

Member, Asian Psychological Association (APsyA)

Member, Interdisciplinary Net

Member, Roundtable Consultants

Member, Western Psychological Association (WPA)

Grants and Awards
2020-2025 PI for MPowered Grant awarded by Fletcher Jones Foundation for Transfer Students summer bridge and academic support programming ($500,000)

Spring 2021 Course Revision Grant, Mills College ($350)

2020-2021. Mary Ann Childers Kinkead (MACK) Awardee for Faculty Leadership ‘21 ($1000)

2018-2019. Teacher of the Year Award, given by the Associated Students of Mills College (ASMC)

Summer 2019 to Spring 2020. Mellon Presidential Grant, Psychology Department grant leader ($5000) “Diversification of the Psychology Curriculum”

Esther Lee Mirmow Endowed Chair Professorship in Psychology (Fall 2018–Spring 2021)

Letts-Villard Endowed Chair Professor in the Natural Sciences ($15,000; Fall 2014-Spring 2017).

Recipient of bi-annualMills College Faculty Travel Awards (Fall 2007-Spring2015, Spring 2017).

Recipient of Mills College Faculty Research Grants (around $4,000 each year; 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-15, 2017-18, 2018-19).

May 2017, Recipient of Meg Quigley’s 2014 Summer Research Fellowship ($1,200).

May 2014, Recipient of Meg Quigley’s 2014 Summer Research Fellowship ($1,200).

February 2014, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) SuperSTAR Award.

Recipient of 1 Mills College Faculty Development Grant (2011-2012)–Founding member of the Mills College Writing Group ($4,000).

Recipient of 3 Claremont Graduate University’s Graduate Student Council Travel Award (2002-2004).

May 2013. Recipient of a Mills Leadership award, Faculty Advisor of the Year (2012-2013).

January 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Advisor Award ($250 each).

November 2012. Submitted a National Institute of Health (NIH) R03 Grant application on a project entitled “Cross-Cultural Examination of the Positivity Effect in Old Age” ($100,000).

May 2012, Recipient of Meg Quigley’s 2012 Summer Research Fellowship.

March 2012, Recipient of Holmgren Research Fellowship.

October 2011, Nominee for Senior Pin Faculty Award (honored by Mills College Class of 2012)

May 2011, Mills of Color Award, Faculty of the Year, (2010-2011)

February 2011, Submitted a National Institute of Health (NIH) R15 Grant application on a project entitled “Effects of weight consciousness and circadian arousal on memory in women”. ($125,000)

June 2010, Submitted a National Institute of Health (NIH) R03 Grant application on a project entitled “Cross-Cultural Examination of the Positivity Effect in Old Age”. ($100,000)

May 2010, Recipient of Meg Quigley’s 2010 Summer Research Fellowship.

January 2010, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Advisor Award.

June 2009, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Distinguished Member of the year, 2008-2009.

April 2009, Meg Quigley’s Women Research Fellowship (including one course release in 2009-2010).

August 2007, Mills College Faculty start-up fund.

June 2006, Recipient of the APA Division 20 Proposed Research Award at the postdoctoral level, A Neuro-Cognitive Examination of the Positivity Effect in Old Age: Does it Really Exist?

May 2006, Brayfield Dissertation Award for the most meritorious dissertation in Psychology at Claremont Graduate University (2005-2006).

April 2005, American Psychological Association Student Travel Award.

December 2004, American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award.

November 2004, Scholarship from the Claremont Colleges.

July 2004, Jenness Hannigan Research Fellowship.

November 2003, Recipient of a Claremont Colleges scholarship.

August 2001-May 2005, Full tuition funding by National Institute on Aging (under project funding for the “Claremont Project on Memory and Aging” awarded to Dr. Leah Light).

June 2003, International Scholarship awarded by the Alpha Association of Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California.

August 2000 to May 2005, Claremont Graduate University Tuition Fellowship (funded by George H. Mahr).

July 1996, “University of Toronto Scholar” Scholarship (full undergraduate tuition scholarship).
University of Toronto at Scarborough Admission Scholarship.