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About Chao Liu, Ph.D.

Dr. Chao Liu grew up in a southern coastal city of China. In 2010, he came to the United States to pursue graduate degrees in psychology, with a hope to help children in need. In 2013, he obtained his master's degree in developmental psychology from the University of Maine. After realizing the important role of family in child development, he then decided to incorporate the influences of family on child well-being into his doctoral study. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oklahoma State University in August of 2018, and joined the faculty at Cedarville University soon after.


Present Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cedarville University Department of Psychology

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, National Council on Family Relations
2016 - Present Member, Society for Child Development
2016 - Present Member, Society for Human Development
2015 Logistics Assistant, Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience
2011 - 2014 Member, The International Society for Human Ethology
2011 - 2012 Reviewer, Human Ethology Bulletiin
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Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Stapley HDFS Scholarship, 2015 - Oklahoma State University
  • Owen F. Aldis International Scholarships, 2011 - International Society for Human Ethology


2018 Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
2013 M.A., University of Maine
2009 B.A., Beijing Normal University

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
Cedarville University
WI 214 B


Dissertation (1)

Thesis (1)

Journal Articles (5)

Encyclopedia Entries (1)

Research (3)

Conference Presentations (9)

Local Presentations (4)

Lectures (2)