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Annie Tsai, Ph.D.

Vice President for Alumni, Vocation, and Innovation
Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6013
Annie Tsai currently serves as vice president for alumni, vocation, and innovation at Azusa Pacific, and also teaches social, cultural, research methods, and practicum in psychology. She completed her B.A. in psychology at UCLA, followed by M.A. and Ph.D. in social and cultural psychology at Stanford University. Tsai was Fulbright Scholar at National Taiwan University. At APU, she mentors students through research teams and discipleship groups. She also leads summer teams of students to participate in international service learning experiences in China and Taiwan.

Tsai's primary research interests include: culture, identity, and social hierarchy. Her current research investigates the integration of faith at work, effects of styles of prayer and emotion, and identity development and career aspiration.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005
  • M.A., Stanford University, 2002
  • B.A., UCLA, 1998


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Psychology


  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Chinese Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 400 – Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 475 – Research Methods Practicum I