Annie Y. Tsai, Ph.D.

Vice President for Vocation, Innovation, and Alumni
Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6013
Office Location: Wilden Hall, Room 200
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Annie Y. Tsai, Ph.D., serves as vice president for vocation, innovation, and alumni at Azusa Pacific, and also teaches social, cultural, research methods, and practicum in psychology. She also mentors students through research teams and discipleship groups, and leads summer teams of students in 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., Cultural Psychology, Stanford University
  • M.A., Social Psychology, Stanford University
  • B.A., Psychology, UCLA


  • Fulbright Scholar, National Taiwan University

Academic Area

  • 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