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Siu-Man Ting


Program Coordinator of Counselor Education Program, and Director of Graduate Programs, ELPHD Department

520K Poe Hall



Dr. Ting, Professor of Counseling, is active internationally in scholarly work, consultation, and training in China. He was a visiting professor of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Beijing Normal University (School of Psychology) and others in China. Envisioning to bridge career theory and practice in the West and the East, he has published a website:, which provides online career assessment and resources for people in China. Also, he is a nationally recognized scholar in student success, international student and services, and Asian American mental health and counseling in higher education. He is the recipient of several professional awards including Fellow of NASPA, American Counseling Association (ACA)'s Ralph Berdie Memorial Research Award, and National Association for College Admission Counseling's Scholar Award. Recently, he also received the Innovation/Creativity Award (2020) from North Carolina Counseling Association and the Jackson Rigney International Service Award 2019, College of Education, NCSU. Over the years, as principal investigator, he has received over one million dollar funding for his research/projects. He served as associate editor and on editorial board in a number of journals including, The Career Development Quarterly, Journal of College Counseling, Asian Journal of Counseling, and Journal of College Student Development. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of Counselor Education and Supervision, and Journal of International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Global Certified Career Development Facilitator Instructor (GCDFI), and Journey to Intimacy Facilitator (JTIF).

Research Description

  • Academic Performance and Student Retention: Issues such as student characteristics, interests, and challenges and development of a group counseling approach enhancing academic performance and student retention.
  • Career Development: Application of career theories in Chinese culture, career decision making, and career interest testing.
  • College Admission: The non-cognitive model explaining college admission.
  • Mental Health Issues: Risk management, couple issues, family violence, depression, student athlete problems, etc.
  • Online Counseling Education


Doctor of Philosophy from University of Iowa
Master of Arts from Biola University
Dip. Ed., B.SSc. from Chinese University of Hong Kong


Selected Scholarly Publications

  • Ting, S. R. & Nour, M. (in press). Creating Group Opportunities for Students in Higher Education in Suzanne Degges-White, Wendy Killam and Adam Carter, Group Development and Group Leadership in Student Affairs, by Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Smith, A., & Warren, J. & Ting, S. R., Taliaferro, J. (2018). Developing online learning in the helping professions: Online, blended, and hybrid models. New York: Springer.
  • Ting, S. R., Smith, A. C., & Gomez, E. (2017). E-Learning in China: Progress, Challenges, and Research Issues, Ch. 1, (pp. 1-17). in Spires, H. (Ed.). Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education. IGI Global Publisher.
  • Ting, S. R. (2017, October). Higher Education for Lifelong Learners: Evaluation of An Online Counseling Program. Proceedings on the 18th International Conference on Education Research. Session III.14.1, pp. 1-12. 1Seoul, Korea.
  • Shen, J. Ting, S. R., & Shen, S., (2017). Enhancing Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Services: Using Chinese International Students in the U.S.A. as Examples. International Journal of Services and Standards (IJSS), 17, 1-30.
  • Wong, S., Chui, Y. H., Chan, Y. C., Ting, S. R. & Lam, J. (2016). Enhancing Secondary Students Career Readiness through Peer Counselling Programme in Hong Kong. Australian Journal of Career Development.25, 23-32. DOI: 10.1177/1038416215612821
  • Ting, S. R., Chan, R., & Lee, E. (2016). Involving students in residence halls in Hong Kong. Journal of College Student Development, 57, 300-315.
  • Ting, S. R. and Morse, A. (2016). Five Things Student Affairs Professionals Can Do to Support International Students. Washington, D.C: NASPA Research Policy Institute.
  • Ting, S. R. (2015). Risk Management and Counseling Chinese Students and Scholars in United States. Proceedings of The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, pp. 70-80. Osaka, Japan.
  • Ting, S. R. (2013). An integrative approach for international student support program. Proceedings of Hong Kong International Conference on Education Psychology and Society. 139-145.
  • Ting, S.R., & Gonzalez, L. (2013). Quality of interactions in face-to-face and hybrid career development courses: An exploration of students’ perceptions. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9, 316-327.
  • Ting, S.(2013). Developing a career decision making scale for Chinese students. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 3, 63-76.
  • Ting, S. R., Leung, Y. Stewart, K., Smith, A. C., Roberts, G. L., & Dees, S. (2012). A Preliminary study of career education in middle school. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 27, 84-97.
  • Tan, S. Y., Ting, S. R. Zhang Zhuoshi, & Wu Junhui. (2012). The gender differences between rumination and forgiveness.Psychological Science. 35(5), 1196-1201. [in Chinese]
  • Hou, J., Yu, L., Ting, S. R., Sze, Y. T., & Fang, X. (2011). The status and characteristics of couple violence in China. Journal of Family Violence, 26, 81-92.
  • Cardenas, D., Ting, S. R., & Wilson, B.E. (2010). Doctoral student involvement: A national explorative study. Schole: The Journal of Recreation and Leisure Studies Education, 25, 21-35.
  • Tomon, J., & Ting, S. R. (2010). Effects of team climate on substance use behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes of student-athletes at a large public university. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 162-179.
  • Orlov, L, Ting, S. R., & Tyler, R. (2009). Language minority experience: A qualitative study of seven bilinguals. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 48, 229-245.
  • Ting, S. R. (2009). Impact of non-cognitive factors on first-year academic performance and retention of NCAA divsion I student athletes. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 48, 215-228.
  • Ting, S. R. (2009). Meta-analysis on dating violence prevention among middle and high schools. Journal of School Violence, 8, 328-337.
  • Ting, S. R. (2009). A preliminary study on the effectiveness of the Chinese Career Key Online. The Career Development Quarterly, 58, 77-81
  • Baker, S., Grimmett, M., Cannon, S., Ting, S. R., Nasar-McMillan, S., Gerler, E. R., Maxwell, M., & Edwards-Joseph, A. (2009). Preparing entry level counselors for advoacy, leadership and collaboration. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 285-291.
  • Ting, S. R. (2009). Career typology. In B. T. Erford, et al. (Eds). American Counseling Association encyclopedia of counseling. (pp. 90-92). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Ting, S. R. (2008). Structured groups for non-traditional college students. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Courses Taught

  •  Introducation to College Counseling
  •  Consultation in Higher Education
  •  Career Development Theory and Research
  •  Suicide Prevention and Intervention
  •  School Guidance and Counseling
  •  Career Counseling and Development
  •  Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  •  Advanced Career Theory and Research
  •  Student Development in Higher Education
  •  Youth and Child Counseling
  •  Group Counseling

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