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Siuman Raymond Ting

Professor, Director of Graduate Programs

ELPHD Department

520 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

  1. College Admission and Student Success: Issues including multicultural backgrounds, interests, and challenges; ExCEL, a small group approach enhancing academic performance and student success.
  2. Career Development and STEM Education: Application of career theories in Chinese culture, career education for STEM among students of color, and career decision-making
  3. Online Teaching and Learning: teaching and learning strategies and effectiveness
  4. Mental Health Issues: depression among aphasia patients, couple and family issues, student athlete problems, etc.
  5. International Student Development


Selected Scholarly Publications

  • Ting, S. R. & Nour, M. (2020). 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.

Courses Taught

  •  Introducation to College Counseling
  •  Consultation in Higher Education
  •  Crisis Intervention and Counseling
  •  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

Honors and Awards

  • Innovation/Creativity Award, North Carolina
  • Counseling Association, 2020
  • Jackson Rigney International Service Award 2019, College of Education, NCSU
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2013-present)
  • Visiting Professor, University Saint Joseph, Macau, China, 2012-2014
  • Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Dept. of Educational Psychology), 2010-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Beijing Normal University, School of Psychology, China, summer, 2010.
  • Visiting Professor, United International College, China, 2009
  • Fellow, NASPA, 2009
  • Ralph Berdie Memorial Research Award of American Counseling Association, 2005
  • Emerging Scholar, ACPA, 1999
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Scholar Award, 1998
  • Distinguished Scholar, NCCA, 1998

Editorial Boards

  • Counselor Education and Supervision
  • International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling


Doctor of Philosophy University of Iowa

Master of Arts Biola University

Dip. Ed., B.SSc. Chinese University of Hong Kong